Heavyweight fight between Jairzinho Rozenstruick and Francis Ngannou has been rebooked for UFC 249, which takes place on April 18th. The story was first broken by Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
The fight, which was originally meant to headline a March 28th card which was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The original booking was meant to be a five round fight.
This fight is the second one confirmed for UFC 249, with the headlining fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje being broken on Monday.
The location for UFC 249 has not been announced yet.
Recent performances from Rozenstruick and Ngannou
Rozenstruick has been one of the heavyweight division’s biggest rising stars, taking down big names since entering the promotion in 2019. All of his wins in the UFC are finishes, including names like Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.
After losing a title shot against Stipe Miocic in 2018 and a decision loss to Derrick Lewis, Ngannou has bounced back with a three-fight winning streak.