Ovince Saint Preux resides proof closed mouths do not get fed.

After calling out Ilir Latifi upon placing Corey Anderson to sleep at UFC 217, the 34-year-old has been granted the sunshine heavyweight matchup for UFC on FOX 27 Jan. 27 at Spectrum Middle in Charlotte, the promotion introduced Monday.

Saint Preux will purpose to increase his successful streak to 4 in his fifth battle in 12 months. The Strikeforce alum submitted each Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Yushin Okami along with his patented Von Flue choke at UFC Struggle Night time 108 and 117, respectively, earlier than KOing Anderson with a head kick in New York Metropolis simply 9 days in the past.

Latifi meets Saint Preux with a UFC document of 6-Three, and most not too long ago rebounded from a KO loss to Ryan Bader with a unanimous choice over prospect Tyson Pedro at UFC 215 in September.

A essential occasion has not but been connected to the January invoice.

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