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