Alejandro Perez pulled out of his bout with Rob Font at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale earlier this week and now the UFC has found a replacement.
Former Legacy FC interim flyweight champion and current Ultimate Fighter season 24 competitor Matt Schnell.
The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale will be held on December 3, 2016, at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Schnell (10-2 MMA) competed at flyweight on the show, defeating Matt Rizzo in the first round via second round submission. In the quarter-final round, Schnell lost via first round submission to eventual finalist Tim Elliot.
Schnell will be moving up to bantamweight for his official UFC debut.
With this news, the TUF 24 Finale now looks like this:
Fight Card (Fox Sports 1)
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. TBD
Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo
Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal
Ion Cutelaba vs. Jared Cannonier
Sara McMann vs. Alexis Davis
Gray Maynard vs. Ryan Hall
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Matt Schnell vs. Rob Font
Kailin Curran vs. Jamie Moyle
Josh Stansbury vs. Devin Clark
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Elvis Mutapcic vs. Anthony Smith
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Brendan O’Reilly
Brandon Moreno vs. Ryan Benoit