A light heavyweight division attraction has been added to the upcoming UFC On Fox 27 card as #5 Ovince St. Preux is in action against #9 Ilir Latifi.
The Charlotte Observer first reported the 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.
Latifi (13-5-0-1NC) has won four of his last five in the UFC, with that last victory coming over Tyson Pedro at UFC 215. Latifi is also competing for the first time at a UFC On Fox card, despite having already competed at total of nine times in the UFC. Latifi has also suffered a total of three losses in the UFC and two of them came by way of KO/TKO.
UFC On Fox 27 takes place on Saturday, January 27 from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.