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UFC Moncton: Steven Ray vs. Jessin Ayari added

The UFC confirmed on Aug. 23 that Scottish native lightweight Steven Ray (21-8-0) will take on German Jessin Ayari (16-4-0) at Moncton’s UFC Fight Night 138 in October.

“Braveheart,” 28, is looking to snap a two fight losing skid in Moncton. He is 5-3-0 in the octagon since debuting in April 2015.

Meanwhile, “Abacus,” 26, had a seven fight win streak snapped by Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 109 in May 2017. Overall, he has split his two fights in the octagon.

UFC Fight Night 138 is set for Oct. 27 at the Moncton Events Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick. Tentative fights include:

Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0) vs. Anthony Smith (30-13-0)

Arjan Singh Bhullar (7-1-0) vs. Marcelo Holm (6-1-0)

Sarah Moras (5-4-0) vs. Talita Bernardo (5-3-0)

Gavin Tucker (10-1-0) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (12-6-0)

Steven Ray (21-8-0) vs. Jessin Ayari (16-4-0)

Mirsha Cirkunov (13-4-0) vs. Patrick Cummins (10-5-0)

Thibault Gouki (12-4-0) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (9-2-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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