We’re so proud of our team! Find out how they’ve been doing, as well as what else has been going on at our gym lately.
Replacing Taisumov (26-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC) at next month’s event will be “The Ultimate Fighter: Nations” finalist Olivier Aubin-Mercier (10-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), according to a post on Dunham’s (18-6-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC) social media (via Twitter):
UFC 223 takes place April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dunham vs. Aubin-Mercier airs on the FS1-televised prelims following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and prior to the pay-per-view main card.
Taisumov’s inability to get a U.S. visa approved in time for UFC 223 was the reason for his withdraw. The left Dunham, who is unbeaten over his past five bouts in the lightweight division, without an opponent for the card.
Fortunately for him, Aubin-Mercier was in-shape and available. The Canadian was supposed to fight at UFC on FOX 27 in February, but his matchup against Gilbert Burns was scratched early in fight week when Burns reportedly checked in with UFC officials at nearly 30 pounds over weight.
With the replacement, the UFC 223 card is now finalized with 13 bouts:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)
We want to make sure that Ludus MMA is the right fit for you before asking you to commit to a membership.
That’s why we’d like to offer you a FREE ONE-DAY PASS to our gym.
With your FREE PASS, you can: