On Friday, it was announced an undisclosed injury has forced Andrew Holbrook out of his January 30 tango against Sage Northcutt (pictured). Bryan Barberena has agreed to serve as a last-second substitute to face the UFC’s golden boy.
Northcutt owns a perfect 7-0 professional record. “Super” most recently submitted Cody Pfister in December.
This marks the 19-year-old’s UFC welterweight debut.
Barberena has split his first two bouts in the UFC. The MMA Lab product will be looking to bounce back from April’s unanimous decision defeat to Chad Laprise. “Bam Bam” TKO’d Joe Ellenberger in his UFC premiere.
Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey hosts the festivities. FOX broadcasts the main card live.
Here is the card’s updated lineup:
Jimy Hetes vs. Charles Rosa
Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish
Filipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin
Alexander Yankovlev vs. George Sullivan
Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal
Joaquin Silva vs. Oliver Aubin-Mercer
Bryan Barberena vs. Sage Northcutt
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger
Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader