For the second time in as many scheduled fights, Manny Gamburyan (pictured) will be forced to withdraw with an injury. This time, the featherweight has to pull out of May 18’s scrap with Hacran Dias.
Have no fear, Nik Lentz is here. The UFC announced Monday evening that Lentz has agreed to meet Dias at “UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold.”
Gamburyan was slated to face Chad Mendes at UFC 157, but an undisclosed injury also pushed him off February’s card.
No word on when Gamburyan will be cleared to return to action.
Lentz is perfect in his two featherweight bouts since dropping from lightweight. He was last seen posting a decision win over Diego Nunes in January at UFC on FX 7.
Dias owns an impressive 21-1-1 professional record. He collected a unanimous decision victory over Iuri Alcantara in his lone Octagon outing.
The 145-pounders will appear in the event’s prelims.
Jaragua Arena in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil hosts the festivities.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen
Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso
Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Yuri Alcantara vs. Marcos Vinicius
Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado
Gleison Tibau vs. John Cholish
John Lineker vs. Azamat Gashimov
Paulo Thiago vs. Lance Benoist
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
Cezar Ferreira vs. C.D. Dollaway
Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold