Canadian heavyweight Tanner Boser will now make his UFC debut against Daniel Spitz at UFC on ESPN 6 in October, after his planned premiere at UFC 240 fell through.
After being pulled at the last minute from UFC 240 last month after his opponent failed a drug test, Tanner Boser has a new debut date in the UFC. And a new opponent. Boser will now make his first walk to the octagon at UFC on ESPN 6, commonly UFC Boston, in October. There, he’ll face fellow heavyweight Daniel Spitz. TSN’s Aaron Bronstetter was first to report the news.
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Boser (16-5-1) saw his much anticipated debut scuttled when opponent Giacomo Lemos ran afoul of USADA ahead of UFC 240. The Edmonton event was the perfect spot for the Canadian to put his skills on display for UFC fans, but he’ll have to settle with making the trip down south.
In his last outing, Boser defended the Unified MMA heavyweight title with a fourth-round leg kick stoppage of Jared Kilkenny.
Daniel Spitz (6-2), meanwhile, has not competed in over a year. ‘Daddy Long Legs’ last fought in June of 2018, losing via knockout to Walt ‘Big Ticket’ Harris at UFC Fight Night 131. Prior to that, he had picked up his first UFC win against Anthony Hamilton, a twenty-four second knockout.
UFC on ESPN 6 / UFC Boston takes place Friday, October 18 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.