Anyanwu's teammate Erik
Purcell first announced the
news on Twitter and it was subsequently confirmed by the
promotion. This is the second time that a proposed Ledet-Sosnovskiy
bout has fallen apart. The two prospects were scheduled to meet at
UFC Fight Night 104 this past February, but Ledet was injured in
camp, canceling the bout.
UFC Fight Night 116 emanates from the PPG Paints Arena in
Pittsburgh, Penn., and its main card, headlined by a middleweight
clash between Luke
Rockhold and David
Branch, airs live on Fox Sports 1.
The 36-year-old Anyanwu, a mainstay of Cage Fury Fighting
Championships, has won seven of his last bouts and five straight.
His last win came via second-round knockout over fellow
northeastern regional staple Greg
Rebello at the first Dana White's Contender Series card on July
Ledet, 28, has won both of his first two Octagon appearances. In
his promotional debut in August of last year, he won a 15-minute
decision over Chase
Sherman, then choked out England's Mark
Godbeer last November in just over two minutes.