Teixeria-Cirkunov Moved To December
A light heavyweight showdown between Glover Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov that was originally scheduled for UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo on October 28th, has been moved to UFC on FOX 26 on December 16th in Canada.
UFC officials today announced the change, though a reason was not revealed.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) September 12, 2017
The sixth ranked Teixeira, is coming off a knockout loss against Alexander Gustafsson in the fifth round at UFC Fight Night 109. While Cirkunov, ranked. 9 in the latest USA TODAY light heavyweight rankings is coming off a sudden 28 second knockout loss to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 109 in May of this year. Prior to the loss to Oezdemir, Cirkunov was in the midst of an eight-fight winning streak.
UFC on FOX 26 takes place at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
The latest UFC on FOX 26 card includes:
Misha Cirkunov vs. Glover Teixeira
Jared Cannonier vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Julian Marquez vs. Vitor Miranda
Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins