UFC Fight Night 116 Update: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Tony Martin Booked for Pittsburgh

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 15, 2017


A lightweight clash pitting Olivier Aubin-Mercier against Tony Martin has been added to the UFC Fight Night 116 lineup.

The Las Vegas-based organization announced the booking on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 116 takes place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Sept. 16 and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between former champ Luke Rockhold and David Branch. The evening’s main card will air on Fox Sports 1.

Aubin-Mercier has won five of his last six bouts in the Octagon, including a second-round submission of Drew Dober in his most recent outing at UFC 206. The 28-year-old “Quebec Kid” is 9-2 as a professional, with eight triumphs coming via tapout.

Martin, meanwhile, enters the matchup riding a three-fight winning streak. The 27-year-old has bested Felipe Olivieri, Alex White and Johnny Case in succession to raise his UFC mark to 4-3. Martin is 12-3 over the course of his MMA career, including eight wins via submission.

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