Trio Of Bouts Added To UFC On Fox 26


Three more fights have been added to UFC On 26 as Galore Bofando faces Chad Laprise, John Makdessi faces Abel Trujillo and Sultan Aliev faces Nordine Taleb.

Bofando (5-2-0) is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, defeating Charlie Ward by knockout at UFC Fight Night Glasgow. Bofando hasn’t suffered a defeat in over five years, with his last defeat coming to Robert Skujins at Ultimate Challenge MMA 30.

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Laprise (12-2-0) enters the fight riding a two fight winning streak, defeating both Thibault Gouti and Brian Camozzi. Laprise also competed twice in the Bellator MMA promotion, defeating the duo of Ainsley Robinson and Josh Taveirne.

Makdessi (14-6-0) has won just one of his last four fights in UFC competition, having defeated Mehdi Baghdad at UFC Fight Night 90 in that last win. Makdessio is also competing for the first time in almost a year, with his last bout coming against Lando Vannata at UFC 206.

Trujillo (15-7-0-1NC) has won three of his last four in his UFC tenure, defeating Gleison Tibau, Tony Sims and Jordan Rinaldi. Trujillo has only seen two of his ten bouts in the UFC go the distance. Those bouts came against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jordan Rinaldi.

Aliev (14-2-0) has won just one of two fights in the UFC, defeating Bojan Velickovic and suffering the defeat to Kenny Robertson. Aliev will also be competing for the first time in just about a year, with his last bout coming against Bojan Velickovic at UFC On Fox 22.

Taleb (13-4-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last five UFC appearances, with his last bout being a win over Oliver Enkamp at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Taleb also competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter Nations, losing to Mike King in the opening round of the reality show.

UFC On Fox 26 takes place on Saturday, December 16 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.

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