Following changes to UFC Brisbane, Pearson now faces Laprise at UFN 85

The UFC’s return to Brisbane, Australia on March 20 has seen two changes to the fight card. UFC Fight Night 85 be held on March 20, 2016 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

In the flyweight division, an injury to Justin Scoggins has forced his bout against Ben Nguyen to be called off.

In the lightweight division, visa issues have removed Abel Trujillo from his bout against Ross Pearson. Pearson will remain on the card to fight Canada’s Chad Laprise. UFC officials are seeking a replacement to fight Laprise’s original opponent for the event, Brazil’s Alan Patrick.

In the UFC Fight Night main event, which airs on March 19 in the United States on FOX Sports 1, Frank Mir battles Mark Hunt.

The updated card can be found below.

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1)
Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir
Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny
Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Daniel Kelly
Steve Bosse vs. James Te Huna
Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings

Alan Jouban vs. Brendan O’Reilly
Viscardi Andrade vs. Richard Walsh
Alan Patrick vs. opponent TBA

Chad Laprise vs. Ross Pearson
Mark Eddiva vs. Daniel Hooker
Rin Nakai vs. Leslie Smith

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