With just five days remaining until showtime, the “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” roster has undergone a last-minute change. Jorge Lopez has been forced out of his scrap against Matt Riddle (Pictured) and Henry Martinez has agreed to serve as a last-minute substitute.
Martinez will be making his big league debut riding a respectable 8-1 professional record.
Their welterweight affair will air live on FX.
An interim welterweight title tilt between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit headlines the pay-per-view broadcast. Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts Saturday’s shindig.
Here is the show’s updated roster:
(Facebook 7:20PM ET/4:20PM PT)
Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper
Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope
Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
Henry Martinez vs. Matt Riddle
Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks
Scott Jorgensen vs. Renan Barao
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz (Interim UFC Welterweight Title)