UFC Moncton is adding more Canadian content.
Officials announced Friday that Quebec-based fighter Nordine Taleb will fight Sean Strickland in a welterweight contest on the Oct. 27 event at the Moncton Events Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.
This matchup pits two UFC veterans against one another, as both have compiled 6-3 records in nine Octagon appearances each. Taleb (14-5) is coming off of a first-round submission loss to Claudio Silva at UFC Liverpool, while Strickland (19-3) suffered a first-round knockout loss to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at UFC 224 in his most recent fight.
UFC Fight Night 138, the promotion’s first-ever event in New Brunswick, will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith.
See the updated card below:
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith
Sarah Moras vs. Talita Bernardo
Arjan Bhullar vs. Marcelo Golm
Gian Villante vs. Ed Herman
Misha Cirkunov vs. Patrick Cummins
Gavin Tucker vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Thibault Gouti vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Nordine Taleb vs. Sean Strickland