Jourdain on taking short notice fight against undefeated prospect Topuria at UFC 270
Canadian Charles Jourdain has agreed to replace Movsar Evloev and face Ilia Topuria at UFC 270, according to a report by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.
Jourdain will be looking to win his second fight in a row after he earned a unanimous decision victory over Andre Ewell at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus in December.
The Beloeil, Que. native inked a new four-fight contract following that victory, according to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter.
Jourdain holds a 12-4-1 record in his professional MMA career, including a 3-3-1 mark since joining the UFC.
Topuria has won all 11 of his MMA bouts including the three he’s contested in the UFC.
The 24-year-old defeated Youssef Zalal in his promotion debut and then collected back-to-back first-round KO victories over Damon Jackson and most recently Ryan Hall at UFC 264 in July.