The UFC have announced that Gian Villante will take on Ilir Latifi at UFC 196, March 5th at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Ilir Latifi (11-4) This will be a quick turn around for Latifi as he is coming off a recent first round KO win over Sean O’Connell this past January. Latifi has now had two first round KO finishes in a row with his prior win being over Hans Stringer in Glasgow in July. He has won three out of his last four fights.
Gian Villante (14-6) Is also coming off a first round KO win when he took on Anthony Perosh at UFC 193 in November. This win got Villante back in the win column after suffering a KO loss to Tom Lawlor in July. He has won three out of his last four fights.
This card is headlined by a title fight between Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.