Olivier Aubin-Mercier Draws Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night in Orlando

The lightweights meet at the upcoming UFC on FOX card in Florida

Top Canadian prospect Olivier Aubin-Mercier will make his return to action on Feb. 24 when he meets grappling superstar Gilbert Burns at FOX UFC Fight Night from Orlando.

UFC officials announced the pairing on Thursday.

Aubin-Mercier (10-2) has long been considered a potential contender out of Canada after first appearing on “The Ultimate Fighter: Nations”. Aubin-Mercier has recently put together a three fight win streak with a 6-2 record overall in the UFC.

As for Burns (13-2), he makes his return to action following a knockout in his last fight against Jason Saggo, which moved his overall UFC record to 5-2. Burns is best known for his world class grappling skills, which have earned him three submission wins in the UFC.

The upcoming UFC Fight Night card airing on FOX from Orlando is still coming together and a main event for the card has not been announced yet.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.