Less than six weeks out, two additional fights have been finalized for UFC Winnipeg.
Jan Blachowicz (20-7) is stepping in on short notice to fight Jared Cannonier (10-2) in a light heavyweight bout, replacing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who was removed from the booking after being flagged for a USADA violation on Oct. 19.
This marks Blachowicz’s second fight in two months. He recently defeated Devin Clark by second-round submission at UFC Gdansk.
Officials also announced a welterweight bout between TUF: Nations finalist Sheldon Westcott (9-3-1) and Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts (14-2). Injuries have kept Alberta-native Westcott on the shelf since his last fight on January 2016, a TKO-win over Edgar Garcia, while Roberts is looking to end 2017 with another victory after knocking out Bobby Nash at UFC Glasgow this past July.
UFC on FOX 26 takes place at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Dec. 16.
See the updated card below:
- Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
- Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas
- Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry
- Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier
- Sheldon Westcott vs. Danny Roberts
- Vitor Miranda vs. Julian Marquez
- Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bofando
- Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins
- Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
- Erick Silva vs. Jordan Mein
- Nordine Taleb vs. Sultan Aliev
- John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo