An additional two bouts between have been added to the UFC’s debut in Brooklyn, New York.
A light heavyweight contest between Glover Teixeira and Jared Cannonier and a flyweight fight between Ian McCall vs. Neil Seery has been added to the event.
UFC 208 will be held on February 11, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Teixeira (25-5 MMA) is coming off a 13-second KO to Anthony Johnson at UFC 202. Prior to the loss, Glover was riding a three-fight winning streak. Cannonier (9-1 MMA) rebounded after losing his UFC debut by earning a ‘Performance of the Night’ KO win over Cyril Asker before earning a ‘Fight of the Night’ unanimous decision victory over Ion Cutelaba at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale.
Ian McCall was expected to face Neil Seery on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99. However, McCall was pulled from the fight one day before it was scheduled to take place. As a result the bout, which was expected to be Seery’s last as a professional MMA fighter, was scrapped. The bout has been rescheduled for UFC 208.
With this fight announcement, UFC 208 now looks like this:
Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural female UFC featherweight title
Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier
Ian McCall vs. Neil Seery