A pivotal clash atop the UFC welterweight division is set for a planned UFC Fight Night event in Canada on October 4th, the promotion announced today.

The UFC welterweight division has become a wild and exciting division since the retirement of former longtime kingpin Georges St. Pierre, with new fighters frequently presenting themselves as legitimate title contenders.

With that in mind, it's harder than ever to get a title shot in the division, and seeing that Robbie Lawler will assuredly be fighting Johny Hendricks in a rematch for the title, top contender Rory MacDonald will still need another win under his bolster his campaign for the 170-lb. crown.

The UFC today announced via their official twitter account that he will fight Tarec Saffiedine, former Strikeforce welterweight champion, at an event planned for October 4th in Canada.

MacDonald came into the UFC as a hot prospect, and has proven to be a very fearsome fighter as he has built a solid 8-2 record with the promotion, only losing in close fights with top contenders Carlos Condit and Robbie Lawler. He is coming off a very dominant win over Tyron Woodley at UFC 174.

Saffiedine made his name in Strikeforce, losing only once in his eight fight tenure with the promotion. He won the welterweight title in an impressive performance over Nate Marquardt, and made his debut in the UFC with a lopsided decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim. Unfortunately, an injury kept him from a scheduled bout with Jake Ellenberger, and he has been on the shelf for roughly eight months since the aforementioned win over Lim.

This fight is set to take place on October 4th at a UFC Fight Night event at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. No other bouts have been announced for this event, and this will likely be the main event.

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