Ilir Latifi has apparently suffered an injury and has been pulled from UFC On Fox 27, where he was set to fight Ovince St. Preux in the co-main event.
It was OSP who revealed the news via Twitter:
. @Latifimma is hurt & out of our scrap next Sat in Charlotte, NC #UFConFOX27 who wants to step up and scrap? I’m even open to going up in weight if NO guys in my division will step up? Looking for someone to do what I do: step up and fight... pic.twitter.com/lvznRvE22I— Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) January 17, 2018
OSP is expected to remain on the card as this time, as UFC officials would be seeking a new opponent for him to fight.
St. Preux (22-10-0) enters the fight on a three bout winning streak, defeating Marcos Rogerio De Lima, Yushin Okami and Corey Anderson. St. Preux has previously fought for the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Title, losing to Jon Jones at UFC 197. St. Preux has been in the UFC for over four years now, earning a record of 10-5-0 during his time in the promotion.
UFC On Fox 27 takes place on Saturday, January 27 from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina with Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.