Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane To Headline February 27, More News | Fight Announcement Roundup

Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka has been cancelled due to undisclosed reasons, which means heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Ciryl Gane will now headline the event and Canelo Alvarez latest boxing bout has been agreed — Fightful has all the latest fight announcements in one convenient article.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane to headline February 27

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik (no.3) and Ciryl Gane (no.7) will now headline the February 27 card after Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka was cancelled. Rozenstruik took to Twitter to announce their bump up the card and will now look to capitalize on the added spotlight of being the main event fight. Gane is fresh off a win over veteran Junior Dos Santos and the fight is one between two future stars of the heavyweight division.

Prochazka took to Twitter also and confirmed that Reyes was the one who was forced to withdraw from their fight. Given that no replacement has been rumoured, it looks like the UFC will simply reschedule the fight for a later date.

Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall to be rescheduled for April

ESPN's Ariel Helwani has reported that Chris Weidman (no.11) vs. Uriah Hall (no.8) will be rescheduled after the former middleweight champion tested positive for COVID-19. Helwani also notes that John Hyon Ko's report of the UFC aiming for a Singapore card in April for UFC 261 has been discussed by the promotion for the return of Zhang Weili. The card is only being discussed but hasn't been finalized.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders unification bout agreed

Canelo Alvarez has agreed to fight Billy Joe Saunders in a unification bout, reports The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger. The reports states the pair have agreed to fight around Cinco de Mayo on either May 1st or May 8th for the WBC, WBA, and WBO super-middleweight titles. Alvarez must defeat mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim on February 27th in Florida as expected first before the fight can take place and also come out unscathed by any injury.

Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins

Ben Rothwell will take on Philipe Lins next reports Combate. Veteran Rothwell (38-13) most recently faced Marcin Tybura in a unanimous decision loss. Lins (14-5) was the 2018 PFL heavyweight division and is aiming to get his first win in after losing to Tanner Boser and Andrei Arlovski so far.

BKFC Knuckle Mania: Paige VanZant vs Britain Hart – full fight card announced

BKFC 16 (Knuckle Mania) marks the debut of Paige VanZant in bare-knuckle boxing. The former UFC star faces Britain Hart in the women’s featherweight matchup, headlining the fight card live on pay-per-view from Jenkins Arena in Florida at 8 pm ET / 5 pm. The complete lineup can be seen below:

Main Card

Paige Van Zant vs Britain Hart, featherweight

Johnny Bedford vs Dat Nguyen, bantamweight – for BKFC Bantamweight title.

Chris Leben vs Quentin Henry, heavyweight

Undercard

Martin Brown vs Zach Zane, 155 pounds

Lorenzo Hunt vs Rob Morrow, light heavyweight

John Chalbeck vs Greg Bono, 145 pounds

Charisa Sigala vs Taylor Starling, women’s bantamweight

Dillon Cleckler vs Chris Jensen, heavyweight

Preliminary Card

Dave Morgan vs Travis Thompson, 135 pounds

Jarod Grant vs Brandon Lambert, 135 pounds

For a full breakdown of upcoming cards, please check out our events section!

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