Derek Brunson Vs. Jared Cannonier Pushed To February

Fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier fight.

The matchup has been moved to UFC 271 on February 12, ESPN reported. The event will be headlined by Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker, which will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The winner of the contest will set them up as a No. 1 contender to face the winner of Adesanya vs. Whittaker II.

Brunson and Cannonier each have great chances for a championship opportunity.

Brunsonis now on a five-fight winning streak, most recently stopping former UFC championship challenger Darren Till in September.

In August, Cannonier defeated Kelvin Gastelum, giving him four victories in his past five contests. The only loss he has was against Robert Whittaker after a three-round battle.

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