For­mer UFC champs Lawler and dos An­jos to headline Win­nipeg Fight Night card

The News (New Glasgow) - - SPORTS -

For­mer champions Rob­bie Lawler and Rafael dos An­jos will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Dec. 16 at Win­nipeg’s Bell MTS Place.

Lawler, a for­mer wel­ter­weight cham­pion and cur­rent No. 1 con­tender, will take a 28-11 record with one no con­test into the fight. Dos An­jos (27-9), a for­mer light­weight champ, is un­beaten since mov­ing up a weight class to 170 pounds ear­lier this year.

Cana­dian light-heavy­weight Misha Cirkunov (13-3) will take on No. 3 Amer­i­can-based Brazil­ian Glover Teix­eira, the UFC also an­nounced Thurs­day in a re­lease. The eighth-ranked Cirkunov, from Toronto, has won eight of his last nine fights.

In an­other light-heavy­weight bout, 11th-ranked Brazil­ian An­to­nio Roge­rio Nogueira (22-7) will meet 15th-ranked Amer­i­can Jared Can­non­ier (10-2). In the fly­weight di­vi­sion, 11th-ranked Tim El­liott (15-8-1) will take on fel­low Amer­i­can Justin Scog­gins (11-4).

Chad Laprise (13-2) of Chatham, Ont., will face Lon­don­based Ga­lore Bo­fando (5-2) in a wel­ter­weight fight. Mon­treal light­weight John Makdessi (14-6) will face Amer­i­can Abel Tru­jillo (15-6, 1 NC) and Mon­treal wel­ter­weight Nor­dine Taleb (13-4) will take on Amer­i­can Sul­tan Aliev (15-6, 1 NC).

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