Roland Delorme Back in Action at UFC Vancouver
Roland Delorme will face the unbeaten Michinori Tanaka at UFC 174, according to Sportnet’s Joe Ferraro.
Winnipeg’s Roland Delorme (9-2) was to face Davey Grant in London, England earlier this month but Grant withdrew following the weigh-ins with a torn meniscus. Delorme, 3-1 in the UFC, will be entering the bout following a split decision loss to Alex Caceres at UFC 165 in September. Prior to that, the WAMMA fighter was unbeaten in the octagon going 3-0 with a no contest due to a failed drug test by Fransisco Rivera. The TUF 14 fighter’s latest win came in his Winnipeg hometown over Edwin Figueroa.
Japan’s Michinori Tanaka is 9-0 in his MMA career. Tanaka will be making his UFC debut in Vancouver after winning five bouts in Shooto and then four in Pacific Xtreme Combat.
UFC 174 will take place on June 14th, at the Rogers Arena. Delorme joins fellow Canadian Bantamweight Yves Jabouin on the card.