- ROLI DELGADO VS. ANDRE WINNER AT UFC 105

August 20, 2009
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by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A lightweight bout has been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to England on Nov. 14 as “Ultimate Fighter” season 9 runner-up Andre Winner returns to action for the first time since the show’s finale to take on “Ultimate Fighter” season 8 fighter Roli Delgado.

The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday by sources close to the fight.

Winner steps back into the Octagon after dropping a unanimous decision to fellow British fighter Ross Pearson in the lightweight finals for the show.

Spending the majority of his career fighting in England, Winner will no doubt be the crowd favorite heading into the bout, but that also puts the pressure on the TUF 9 veteran to impress the hometown fans.

Delgado makes his first appearance in the Octagon since early June when he lost a decision to another British fighter in Paul Kelly during the UFC’s first show in Germany.

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Delgado has shown mental and physical toughness in all of his previous bouts, but obviously a win in this fight seems like a must in the crowded 155-pound weight class.

No official word about from the UFC about the bout, but it will likely end up on the preliminary untelevised portion of the card.

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