It seems like fighters are doing their best to book their own fights nowadays and another case of this has been thrown at out laps.
A pair of lightweights in Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier have agreed to a fight at UFC On Fox 27 through Twitter.
Burns started the whole thing off by issuing said challenge:
Sup bro @oliaubin anything line up? How about Charlotte NC Jan 27?? UFC FN— GILBERT BURNS (@GilbertDurinho) November 7, 2017
Aubin-Mercier to all of four words to accept the challenge from Burns:
Yes lets do it— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) November 7, 2017
Then Burns went to the UFC brass to get the job done:
Thus far, nobody from the UFC has commented on the possibility of the fight coming together and becoming official.
The last time UFC fans saw Burns in action was at UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh and he defeated Jason Saggo by knockout on that night. Aubin-Mercier last competed at the very same event and he picked up a unanimous decision win over Tony Martin.
UFC On Fox 27 takes place on Saturday, January 27 from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.