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Thursday, Mar 05, 2020

Olivier Aubin-Mercier Headed to PFL After 12 Fight, UFC Run

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (photo via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After fighting under the UFC’s banner since 2014, Canadian lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier is headed to the Professional Fighters League.

The 31-year-old, decorated Judo competitor recently confirmed to ESPN that he has signed with the PFL, following his loss to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 240 last July. The bout was reportedly the last on Aubin-Mercier’s UFC deal.

While discussing his decision to sign with the PFL, Aubin-Mercier stated:

“I liked it so much that during those two years, I was trying to first win my last three fights in the UFC to finish my contract, but then get in PFL after that,” Aubin-Mercier said. “So I’m happy they still took me [despite losing his last UFC fight]. I’m really happy to be with them, and it’s gonna be a hell of a ride for the next year.”

Aubin-Mercier (11-5) exits the UFC having lost three straight fights. His last win took place in 2018, when he stopped Evan Dunham. The victory was Aubin-Mercier’s fourth in a row, before losing via decision to Alexander Hernandez later that year.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:01 pm
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