There goes another UFC co-main event.
UFC on FOX 27 takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The main card will air on FOX after prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Saint Preux (22-10 MMA, 10-5 UFC) vs. Latifi (13-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) already is the second co-main event of the year to fall, with Vitor Belfort-Uriah Hall being scrapped this past Sunday at UFC Fight Night 124 when Hall failed to step on the scale.
The news is unfortunate for both Saint Preux and Latifi. They called each other out late last year after wins and finally got their wish to fight each other in November. Saint Preux’s originally requested the bout for UFC 219 to close out 2017, but that never came to be.
It’s clear Saint Preux is hopeful to remain on the card against a replacement opponent, though it’s unknown what the UFC’s plans are.
The resurgent Saint Preux is on a three-fight streak that includes two straight fight-night bonuses. Most recently, he won with a head-kick KO of Corey Anderson at UFC 217 in November. Prior to that, he had back-to-back Von Flue choke finishes of Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Yushin Okami.
Latifi was looking to win his second straight after getting back on track in September with a unanimous-decision win over Tyson Pedro at UFC 215.
The UFC on FOX 27 lineup now includes:
MAIN CARD, FOX, 8 P.M. ET
PRELIMINARY CARD, FS1, 5 p.m. ET
PRELIMINARY CARD, UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 p.m. ET