A light heavyweight contest has been added to UFC on FOX 27 as Ovince Saint Preux vs Ilir Latifi has been added to the event in Charlotte.
UFC on Fox 27 will be held on January 27, 2018, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.
The event will mark the promotion’s third visit to Charlotte.
MMA Kings announced the but on social media.
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) November 13, 2017
Following a three-fight losing streak, Saint Preux has gone on a run of three straight wins. Two Von Flue choke submission wins over Marcos Rogério de Lima and Yushin Okami was followed most recently by a late replacement KO win over Corey Anderson at UFC 217 last time out.
Latifi rebounded from a KO loss to Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 93 to earn a unanimous decision win over Tyson Pedro at UFC 215. The Swede is currently 6-3 under the UFC banner.
With this announcement, UFC on FOX 27 now looks like this:
Ovince Saint Preux vs Ilir Latifi
Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Randa Markos vs. Juliana Lima