With Sultan Aliev and Sheldon Westcott out of their respective bouts at UFC on FOX 26, their opponents now meet as Nordine Taleb vs Danny Roberts has been officially added to the card.
UFC on Fox 26 will be held on December 16, 2017, at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Nolan King announced the news.
BREAKING: With Sultan Aliev and Sheldon Westcott out, their opponents Nordine Taleb (@TNT83MMA) and Danny Roberts (@DanHotChocolate) will square off at UFC on FOX in Winnipeg #UFC pic.twitter.com/73zb4EtWGw
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) December 5, 2017
Roberts won his first two UFC bouts before dropping a third-round KO loss to Mike Perry at UFC 204. In his last bout, however, Roberts bounced back with a second-round KO win over Bobby Nash at UFC Fight Night 113.
After trading wins and losses in his last five, Taleb is coming off a unanimous decision win over Oliver Enkamp at UFC Fight Night 109.
With this announcement, UFC on FOX 26 now looks like this:
Main Card (Fox)
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Ricardo Lamas vs. Josh Emmett
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry
Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Jan Błachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier
TBA vs. Julian Marquez
Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bofando
Tim Elliott vs. Pietro Menga
John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Jordan Mein vs. Erick Silva
Nordine Taleb vs. Danny Roberts