Brazil’s loss is Canada’s gain.
The key light heavyweight contender bout between Glover Teixeira (26-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Misha Cirkunov (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will no longer take place at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28. Instead, it has been moved to UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 in Canada.
UFC officials today announced the change, though a reason was not revealed (via Twitter):
UFC on FOX 26 takes place at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Cirkunov, No. 9 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, is coming off a stunning 28-second knockout loss to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 109 in May. The defeat snapped his eight-fight winning streak.
No. 6 Teixeira, meanwhile, also is coming off a knockout loss. The 37-year-old former title challenger suffered a fifth-round knockout loss against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 109, dropping him to 1-2 in his past three octagon appearances.
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