Tristan Connelly vs. Makwan Amirkhani Face Off at UFC 267

Tristan Connelly
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - SEPTEMBER 14: (R-L) Tristan Connelly of Canada punches Michel Pereira of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Rogers Arena on September 14, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

A featherweight match-up is set for UFC 267, as Tristan Connelly faces off against Makwan Amirkhani.

TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter made the announcement on Friday evening.

Tristan Connelly vs. Makwan Amirkhani Set for UFC 267

After his giant upset victory in his Octagon debut against Michel Pereira, Connelly (14-7) lost a decision to Pat Sabatini in his sophomore outing. The 35-year-old will look to get back in the win column at UFC 267.

Amirkhani (16-6) is riding a two-fight losing skid, with back-to-back decision losses to Edson Barboza and Kamuela Kirk. “Mr. Finland” was highly touted coming into his Octagon debut in 2015, and is now 6-3 under the UFC banner.

UFC 267 goes down on October 30 from Abu Dhabi. The main event features Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira for the light heavyweight championship and Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan for the bantamweight championship.

This will be the first numbered non-PPV card since 138 aired on Spike via tape delay from Birmingham, England. The news of the ESPN+ card was announced by Ariel Helwani.

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