As expected, an undisclosed injury has forced welterweight Matt Brown out of his UFC Fight Night 78 matchup against Kelvin Gastelum (pictured).
Neil Magny has agreed to step in on just 18 days’ notice to headline the card opposite Gastelum.
The new tango was announced Tuesday night on UFC.com.
Magny is victorious in eight of his past nine outings. He rebounded from a loss to Demian Maia nicely by taking a split decision over Erick Silva in August.
After missing weight on two separate occasions, UFC honchos told Gastelum that he needed to move up to middleweight. “The Ultimate Fighter 17″ winner did so successfully by TKO’ing Nate Marquardt in June. Gastelum has admitted he’s an average middleweight, but could contend for the title at welterweight.
No word on how long Brown will be forced to sit the sidelines.
The event will take place November 21 at Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the main card live in America starting at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here is the show’s updated lineup:
(UFC Fight Pass 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT)
“TUF: Latin America 2” lightweight final
“TUF: Latin America 2” welterweight final
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Gabriel Benitez vs. Andre Fili
Scott Jorgensen vs. Alejandro Perez
Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina
Taylor Lapilus vs. Erik Perez
(Fox Sports 1 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga
Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva
Ricardo Lamas vs. Diego Sanchez
Neil Magny vs. Kelvin Gastelum