Ilir Latifi vs. Tanner Boser targeted for June UFC Fight Night card

Ilir Latifi
Image: Ilir Latifi on Instagram

A battle between heavyweights will take place at a UFC Fight Night event in June when Ilir Latifi meets Tanner Boser inside the Octagon.

MMA Empire Canada first reported that Boser vs. Latifi will take place on the June 5 card that currently does not have a venue or location set for it.

#BREAKING: Per sources, Canada’s Tanner Boser (19-7-1) will fight Sweden’s Ilir Latifi (14-8) in a heavyweight bout on the #UFC’s June 5 card.

Latifi (14-8, 1 NC) enters this bout off of a three-fight losing skid to Derrick Lewis, Volkan Oezdemir, and Corey Anderson. Latifi originally started off in the UFC as a light heavyweight but he moved up to heavyweight for the Lewis match. The Lewis fight was very closely-contested and some believe that he should have got the nod in that fight. The last time we saw the 37-year-old Swede in the Octagon was against Lewis at UFC 247 last February. This will be his second fight at heavyweight in the UFC, where he’s 7-6 overall, having first made his promotional debut back in 2013 against Gegard Mousasi.

Boser (19-7-1) is coming off of a controversial decision loss to Andrei Arlovski in a fight he was heavily favored to win. Though many fans and media thought the 29-year-old Canadian did enough to get his hand raised in that fight, the judges disagreed with him and the loss snapped his two-fight winning streak by KO over Raphael Pessoa and Philipe Lins. Overall Boser has a 3-2 record in the UFC and many analysts believe he has what it takes to break into the top-15. He wasn’t able to get by Arlovski in his last fight, at least according to the judges, but a win here over Latifi would help push him up the ladder.

Who do you think wins this heavyweight bout between Ilir Latifi and Tanner Boser?

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM