Many UK MMA fans have wondered for a couple of years when Jimmy Wallhead will get the call to the biggest show. To those fans, the day has finally come.
Wallhead will step in to replace Emil Weber Meek to face fellow newcomer Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night 93.
UFC Fight Night 93 will be held on September 3, 2016, at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Wallhead (29-9 MMA) is riding a four-fight winning streak since a TKO loss to current UFC fighter Danny Roberts at Cage Warriors 68: Roberts vs. Wallhead. Since then, Wallhead has earned three TKO victories over Rafał Moks, Rodrigo Ribeiro and Juan Manuel Suarez and most recently, earned a unanimous decision win over Gennadiy Kovalev.
With this fight change, UFC Fight Night 93 now looks like this:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Błachowicz
Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi
Nick Hein vs. Tae Hyun Bang
Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby
Jarjis Danho vs. Christian Colombo
Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson
Rustam Khabilov vs. Reza Madadi
Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly
Brad Pickett vs. Henry Briones