The #6 ranked light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux scored a head kick KO against a Corey Anderson at UFC 217 two weeks ago and called out #9 ranked Ilir Latifi during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. Now the fight is booked.
Latifi and OSP will battle on January 27th at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on the Fight Night card.
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A win over St. Preux, whose stock is now higher than ever, could potentially put Latifi a fight or two away from his first shot at the belt. Since joining the UFC, the Swede has gone 6-3. His last fight was a unanimous decision victory over Tyson Pedro at UFC 215. It was the Sledgehammer that actually called out OSP first, and it seems that the American has not forgotten.