MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Roberts vs. Westcott, Blachowicz vs. Cannonier set for UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

UFC officials announced Tuesday that Canadian Sheldon Westcott will face Danny Roberts in a welterweight affair, while Jan Blachowicz will step up to face Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight encounter at UFC on FOX 24 in Winnipeg on December 16.

Westcott (9-3-1) hasn’t competed since January 2016 victory over Edgar Garcia at UFC 195 which snapped a two-fight losing streak. The 33-year-old looks for back-to-back wins for the first time since 2013. Roberts (14-2) is coming off a TKO victory over Bobby Nash at UFC Fight Night 113. “Hot Chocolate” has won eight of his last nine fights.

In addition, Jan Blachowicz (20-7) has agreed to step in and face Jared Cannonier (10-2).The 34-year-old replaces Antônio Rogério Nogueira who was flagged for a potential USADA violation. Here’s an updated look at the card.

Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas
Mike Perry vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Misha Cirkunov vs. Glover Teixeira
Julian Marquez vs. Vitor Miranda
Galore Bofando vs. Chad Laprise
Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Jordan Mein vs. Erick Silva
Sultan Aliev vs. Nordine Taleb
John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo
Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier
Danny Roberts vs. Sheldon Westcott

Written by James Lynch

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