Diego Ferreira replaces Alan Patrick at UFC 179 in Brazil
Undefeated Diego Ferreira (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has replaced injured lightweight Alan Patrick (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and now meets Beneil Dariush (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) next month at UFC 179.
UFC officials today announced the change after Patrick suffered a broken jaw while training.
UFC 179 takes place Oct. 25 at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes – for featherweight title
Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
William Macario vs. Neil Magny
Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos
Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin
Rob Font out, Roman Salazar meets Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 54
This week’s UFC Fight Night 54 card in Canada has had a late change to the main-card lineup.
An injury has sidelined lightweight Rob Font (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), and promotional newcomer Roman Salazar (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take his place on short notice against Mitch Gagnon (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 54.
Font actually was a replacement earlier this month for Aljamain Sterling, who had to pull out with an injury. That makes Salazar Gagnon’s third opponent.
Adidas announces partnership with UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold
NEW YORK/PORTLAND, Ore -- After his first round submission of Tim Boetsch at UFC 172 in Baltimore, MD this past April, Luke Rockhold, the number five middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), knew that he needed to find a sponsor that would provide him world class equipment to keep him protected in training as he waits for the UFC to provide him with his next opponent.