Report: Due To Various Injuries, Nordine Taleb Now Faces Danny Roberts At UFC On Fox 26


The upcoming UFC On Fox 26 card has undergone some changes as both Sultan Aliev and Sheldon Westcott have suffered injuries to knock them off the event.

Due to the fighters being injured, their opponents in Nordine Taleb and Danny Roberts will now fight each other at the event. With those changes in effect, the UFC On Fox 26 card will now feature 12 fights instead of 13.

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Farah Hannoun first reported the injuries and fight.

Taleb (13-4-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last five UFC appearances, with his last bout being a win over Oliver Enkamp at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Taleb also competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter Nations, losing to Mike King in the opening round of the reality show.

Roberts (14-2-0) has won three of four in the UFC, with his last victory coming over Bobby Nash at UFC Fight Night Glasgow. Roberts is also a longtime veteran of the Cage Warriors promotion, where he defeated fellow UFC fighter Jim Wallhead.

UFC On Fox 26 takes place on Saturday, December 16 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.

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