The UFC is bringing the Octagon back to Vancouver in September, and they’re starting to add some fights to the event. While the show does not have a headliner as of yet, it now has a couple of fights that are very likely to grace the main card, and a few that should be set for the prelims.
The promotion announced five fights for the show, the most relevant of which comes in the light heavyweight division with veteran Glover Teixeira meeting Nikita Krylov.
Teixeira (29-7, 12-5 UFC) has won two in a row, picking up a performance bonus in his last fight when he submitted Ion Cutelaba in April. Krylov (25-6, 7-4 UFC) is 1-1 since his return to the UFC, most recently defeating Ovince Saint Preux via submission.
Another bout announced will come in the heavyweight division, with Todd Duffee primed to fight for the first time in forever. He will meet Jeff Hughes. Duffee (9-3, 3-2 UFC) last fought in 2015, where he lost to Frank Mir. Hughes (10-2, 0-1 UFC) dropped a split decision to Maurice Greene in his only UFC fight to date.
The three other bouts were previously announced and are now official. David Branch will meet Andrew Sanchez at middleweight; Marcin Tybura will face off with Augusto Sakai at heavyweight; and Uriah Hall will meet Antonio Carlos Junior at 185 pounds.
UFC Vancouver, or UFC on ESPN+ 16, goes down September 14th at Rogers Arena.