Jared Cannonier will face a new opponent at "The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale following a late withdrawal by original foe Steve Bosse.
Cannonier will now meet Octagon newcomer Nick Roehrick at the “TUF 25” finale on Friday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Multiple outlets confirmed the change on Tuesday following an initial report from Shawn Bitter via Twitter. The “TUF 25” finale is headlined by a lightweight duel between Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje and airs on Fox Sports 1.
Roehrick, 29, is unbeaten in seven professional bouts. The Orlando native is 2-0 thus far in 2017 and last appeared at Combat Night Pro 2, where he earned a technical knockout victory over Jesus Rivera on April 1.
Cannonier, meanwhile, is 2-2 in four Octagon appearances. Most recently, “The Killa Gorilla” suffered a unanimous decision loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC 208 on Feb. 11. Cannonier is 9-2 as a pro, with seven victories coming inside the distance.