Olivier Aubin-Mercier Signs With PFL, Competing In Season Three


Another former UFC fighter is transitioning to the Professional Fighters League (PFL) as Olivier Aubin-Mercier has signed with the promotion and will compete in season three.

Ariel Helwani of ESPN first reported the signing, while also stating that Aubin-Mercier will compete at lightweight in season three.

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The newly signed fighter says he has always kept an eye on the PFL, even while competing in the UFC.

"I liked it so much that during those two years, I was trying to first win my last three fights in the UFC to finish my contract, but then get in PFL after that," Aubin-Mercier said. "So I'm happy they still took me [despite losing his last UFC fight]. I'm really happy to be with them, and it's gonna be a hell of a ride for the next year."

Aubin-Mercier (11-5-0) left the UFC on a three fight losing streak, dropping bouts to Alexander Hernandez, Gilbert Burns and Arman Tsarukyan. Aubin-Mercier hasn’t picked up a win in almost two years, with that last victory coming over Evan Dunham at UFC 223. Aubin-Mercier has suffered five losses as a professional MMA fighter and all of them came by way of decision. 

There is no word at this time as to when Aubin-Mercier will make his promotional debut or whom that will come against.

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