Stevie Ray and Jessin Ayari are travelling abroad.
The two European fighters are scheduled to compete in a lightweight bout when the UFC makes its first-ever trip to Moncton, New Brunswick in Canada. The news was first announced on UFC’s official Twitter.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 23, 2018
Ray, 28, is looking to bounce back from two straight losses to “The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder and Kajan Johnson. Before that, the popular Scotsman won five of six in the UFC, including victories over veterans Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon.
Ayari, 26, last competed in May of 2017 where he lost a unanimous decision to welterweight top contender Darren Till. This will be the Tunisian-German’s first Lightweight bout after a 1-1 stint in the promotion’s welterweight division.
UFC Fight Night: Moncton is headlined by former light-heavyweight title challenge Volkan Oezdemir and rising phoenix Anthony Smith.