Posted by Budgellism
They want to market Hioki for when UFC Japan comes around. Plus you've gotta remember it was originally Sam Stout vs. Dennis Siver and honestly, that's an incredible matchup but neither are fan favourite fighters so replacing that with Hioki's ufc debut makes sense. It's not what I would do, but I can see where they're coming from with that decision. Having a FOTN type fight as the Spike headliner also helps to draw in more casual viewers to the ppv.