With Noah Ali out, Wolfgang Janssen steps up on short notice to face Matt Spisak at Unified MMA 26

Noah Ali pulled out of his Unified MMA 26 bout against Matt Spisak earlier this week and stepping up on 23 days notice to meet Spisak in a lightweight bout will be Wolfgang Janssen.

The fight changed was announced by Unified MMA officials on Wednesday.

Unified MMA 26 will come from the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on March 4 and will be headlined by a heavyweight title eliminator as Tim Hague meets Tanner Boser in a rematch of their fight from last year.

Janssen (5-2) has won four of his five fights by submission and three of those wins have come in the opening round. He will enter this fight following a TKO defeat in September and that defeat snapped a two fight winning streak.

“Matt’s a scrappy dude, he hits hard, he’s good BJJ, good wrestling — he’s very well-rounded,” Janssen says. “But I feel really good about this fight. I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. And when I do that, I’m really hard to beat.”

Spisak (9-5) is now on his third opponent for this fight card as he was initially scheduled to face Parwez Ghulam and Ali. He is currently on a five fight winning streak and four of those wins have come by submission.

“I’ll fight anyone anytime,” Spisak, a winner of five straight, offers. “I just try to focus on my training. It’s a little discouraging when guys sign contracts, then say they’re injured and pull out. You’ve got to fight through the adversity, which I’m doing.”

More information on Unified MMA 26 can be found on the promotions website.