On Wednesday, it was announced bantamweight Roland Delorme (Pictured) will serve as a last-minute substitute for Johnny Bedford and face Nick Denis at “UFC on FOX 3.”
Delorme made his claim to mixed martial arts fame as a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter 14.” He made his big league debut in December by submitting Josh Ferguson in the show’s finale.
Speaking of successful Octagon premieres, Denis posted a quick knockout over Joseph Sandoval this past January.
No word on why Bedford was forced to withdraw.
The May 5th event takes place inside IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A lightweight affair between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will headline the festivities.
FOX broadcasts the main card live at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the card’s revised roster:
(FX 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Nick Denis vs. Roland Delorme
Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza
Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott
Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
Alan Belcher vs Rousimar Palhares
Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks
Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller