UFC Fight Night 158: Vancouver took a slight hit recently when Sergey Khandozhko was forced to drop out of the September 14 event due to visa issues. The UFC are in need of an opponent for welterweight fan-favourite Michael Pereira to face, and they’re reportedly on the lookout for a Canadian talent.
One of those fighters being seriously considered as a replacement is “Handsome” Scott Hudson.
“We have confirmation that I am being considered,” Hudson said in a recent social media post. “So this is more than just smoke.”
Currently on a three-fight winning streak, Hudson is the reigning BTC Super Lightweight champion. He earned the belt in June when he defeated Dawond Pickney via submission at BTC 6: Night of Champions.
Although he hasn’t fought since the fight, Hudson argues that he’s the best candidate to replace Khandozhko in the fight, given his recent accomplishments.
“I want this fight, I deserve this fight,” he said in the same post. “I’m a champion in Canada and this is my opportunity to show in the big leagues.”
It’s clear that he’s not the only one that believes so.
“The support has been unreal,” he said in a video interview. “Just on that alone, it’s really helping my case because people want to see me there, and there’s other people – obviously other than myself – that think I deserve to be there.”
Our own Jason Hagholm speaks to Hudson on the possibility of fighting in a UFC event.