The highly anticipated middleweight title eliminator between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson will not take place at UFC 270.
Cannonier, 37, and Brunson, 37, had to face each other on January 22 in the co-main event of the Francis Ngannou – Ciryl Gane fight card. Now, they will be fghting at UFC 271 which takes place on February 12 in Houston on the undercard of the Israel Adesanya – Robert Whittaker 2 fight for the middleweight crown.
Brunson is on a five-fight winning streak, as he defeated Darren Till in his last fight in September.
Cannonier enters the fight a winner of four of his past five outings. He was last seen inside the Octagon in August when he defeated Kelvin Gastelum.