Report: Two More Bouts Added To UFC On Fox 27, Including The Return Of George Sullivan


A pair of bouts have reportedly been added to UFC On Fox 27 as Niko Price faces George Sullivan and Mirsad Bektic faces Godofredo Pepey.

The Charlotte Observer reported both bouts.

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Price (10-1-0-1NC) has won two of four under the UFC banner, defeating the duo of Brandon Thatch and Alan Jouban. Price is also looking to rebound from his first professional MMA defeat, which came to Vincente Luque at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo.

Sullivan (17-5-0-1NC) is competing for the first time in over two years after a second violation of the USADA drug testing policy. Sullivan last competed at UFC On Fox 18 and suffered a first round knockout loss to Alexander Yakovlev.

Bektic (11-1-0) is competing for the first time since losing his first professional MMA bout and that came to Darren Elkins at UFC 209. Bektic had won four bouts in the UFC prior to that first loss, with two of those wins coming by way of decision.

Pepey (13-5-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last four UFC bouts and the last fight was a loss to Shane Burgos at UFC On Fox 25. Pepey has been an MMA fighter for over fourteen years now and none of those bouts have ever ended in the second round.

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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