Ilir Latifi (15-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida will face Alexandr Romanov (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) fighting out of Comrat, Moldova at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 19. The promotions officials announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 28).
Latifi is stepping into the cage with a three-fight loss and winning his last bout against Tanner Boser at UFC Fight Night 189. He did suffer a serious eye injury due to an eye poke that compromised his vision for four weeks.
Romanov is coming into this fight undefeated with his latest win when he scored a second-round TKO against Jared Vanderaa at UFC Fight Night 194 in October and has finished all but one of his wins.
The event does not yet have a set location or venue. You can check out the announcement on Instagram below:
UFC Fight Night Fight Card (so far):
- Kyle Daukaus vs. Julian Marquez
- Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Stephanie Egger
- Chad Anheliger vs. Jesse Strader
- Austin Lingo vs. Jonathan Pearce
- Mario Bautista vs. Khalid Taha
- Chas Skelly vs. Mark Striegl
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. TBA
- Ilir Latifi vs. Alexandr Romanov
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