Multiple bouts confirmed for UFC Vancouver

Glover Teixeira, UFC Vancouver

The upcoming UFC Vancouver card, scheduled for September 14 in the British Columbia city, has gotten a handful of new bouts (h/t MMA Fighting).

The biggest of these bouts will occur in the light heavyweight division, where former title challenger Glover Teixeira will take on dangerous Ukrainian finisher Nikita Krylov. Teixeira will look to extend his win-streak to three-straight after back-to-back submissions of Karl Roberson and Ion Cutelaba, while Krylov will look to build on the momentum of a recent submission defeat of Ovince Saint Preux.

The UFC Vancouver card will also will also get two high-stakes middleweight bouts, as former Ultimate Fighter standout Uriah Hall takes on grappling whiz Antonio Carlos Jr., and former two-division World Series of Fighting champion David Branch battles Andrew Sanchez.

Two heavyweight bouts have also been added to the card. One of those bouts will pit long-time contender Marcin Tybura against Brazilian Bellator veteran Augusto Sakai. Tybura will be looking to bounce back from a recent loss to Shamil Abdurakhimov, while Sakai will attempt to build on the momentum of a defeat of former champion Andrei Arlovski and a TKO over Chase Sherman.

Todd Duffee, UFC Vancouver

The second of the new heavyweight additions to UFC Vancouver will see the long absent Todd Duffee return to the cage for the first time since a 2015 knockout loss to Frank Mir. He’ll take on Ohio’s Jeff Hughes, a veteran of the Ultimate Fighter.

None of these fights will serve as the UFC Vancouver main event. The card’s headlining bout is expected to be announced soon.

What do you think of these new additions to the card?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/26/2019.

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM