The UFC is looking for a late replacement lightweight fighter to step up on short notice to face Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Fight Night 127 as Alex Reyes has apparently pulled out of the bout.
UFC Fight Night 127 will be held on March 17, 2018, at The O2 Arena in London, England.
After an eight-fight winning streak, Haqparast was signed to the UFC for his last bout, eventually dropping a unanimous decision to Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 118: Cowboy vs. Till in October.
The following fighters have put their name in the hat to take the fight on short notice.
— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) March 8, 2018
— Mike Grundy (@MGWRESTLING) March 8, 2018
— Chris Bungard (@CowaBungard) March 8, 2018
With this news, UFC Fight Night 127 looks like this:
Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Fabrício Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov
Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Błachowicz
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware
Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
John Phillips vs. Charles Byrd
Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp
Jack Marshman vs. Brad Scott
Danny Henry vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Paul Craig vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
TBC vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Kajan Johnson vs. Stevie Ray