Michel Pereira needed a new opponent for UFC Fight Night Vancouver after the withdrawal of Sergey Khandozhko and now he has one because Aaron Bronsteter of TSN is reporting that Tristan Connelly has accepted the short notice opportunity.
Pereira (22-9-0-2NC) is undefeated thus far under the UFC banner, having defeated Danny Roberts by first round knockout at UFC Fight Night Rochester. Pereira did defeat Heat MMA Middleweight Champion Burenzorig Batmunkh at Heat 43, but couldn’t win the actual title due to missing weight for the bout. Pereira has suffered nine losses as a professional MMA fighter and seven of those defeats came by way of decision.
Connelly (10-6-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this encounter and the fighter does so having won five of the last six bouts. Connelly is the current CageSport Lightweight Champion, defeating Joey Pierotti at CageSport 50 to claim the gold. Connelly has picked up ten wins as a professional MMA fighter and eight of them came by way of submission.
UFC Fight Night Vancouver takes place on Saturday, September 14 from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.