Report: Trio Of Fights Added To UFC On Fox 27, Including Green vs. Koch


Three more fights are potentially slated for the UFC On Fox 27 card as Jordan Rinaldi faces Gregor Gillespie, Vinc Pichel faces Joaquim Silva and Bobby Green faces Erik Koch.

Farah Hannoun reported all three potential bouts.

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Rinaldi (13-5-0) has won just one of two under the UFC banner, with that lone victory coming over Alvaro Herrera at UFC Fight Night Mexico City. Rinaldi also competed once in the World Series Of Fighting, defeating Soslan Abanokov by submission at the WSOF 17.

Gillespie (10-0-0) has already competed three times in the UFC, defeating Glaico Franca, Andrew Holbrook and Jason Gonzalez. Gillespie is currently undefeated as a professional MMA fighter and that streak has already lasted almost four years.

Pichel (10-1-0) has only competed once in the last three-plus years and that was a win over Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 110. Pichel hasn’t suffered a defeat in over five years, with that loss coming to Rustam Khabilov at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.

Silva (10-0-0) has competed three times in the UFC, having defeated Nazareno Malegarie, Andrew Holbrook and Reza Madadi. Silva has only seen one of his professional MMA fights go the distance and that came against Nazareno Malegarie at UFC 191.

Green (23-8-1) hasn’t earned a victory in over three years, with that last win coming over Josh Thomson at UFC On Fox 12. Green is also a former King Of The Cage Lightweight Champion, defeating Dom O’Grady to win the belt in 2011.

Koch (15-5-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last five UFC bouts, with the last contest being a loss to Claiy Guida at UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City. Koch has competed as both a featherweight and lightweight in the UFC, earning a record of 4-4-0 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.

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