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