Ovince Saint-Preux Says Ilir Latifi is Injured, Needs New Opponent for UFC on FOX 27

An injury will force Ilir Latifi out of UFC on FOX 27 next weekend in Charlotte

Ovince Saint-Preux is awaiting word on a new opponent after an injury forced Ilir Latifi out of their scheduled fight next weekend at UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte, N.C.

Saint-Preux revealed the news over Twitter while also adding that he would be willing to entertain a fight at heavyweight to to make sure he stays on the card.

“Ilir Latifi is hurt and out of our scrap next Saturday in Charlotte, NC, UFC on FOX 27, who wants to step up and scrap?” Saint-Preux wrote. “I’m even open to going up in weight if no guys in my division will step up? Looking for someone to do what I do: step up and fight.”

Separate sources confirmed the news on Tuesday following the message from Saint-Preux on Twitter.

Now Saint-Preux awaits word from the UFC on a potential opponent as he hopes to stay on the card next weekend where he was competing in the co-main event.


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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.