With exactly one week remaining until the curtain is drawn on the Octagon’s debut in China, the November 10th lineup has undergone a minor change. An injury has forced Kyung Ho Kang out of his bantamweight affair against Alex Caceres and Motonobu Tezuka has agreed to serve as a last-minute substitute.
Tezuka owns a 19-4-4 professional record, but this marks his first fight in the big leagues.
Caceres has lost five of his last eight scraps. He was last seen submitting Damacio Page in July.
Next Saturday’s event takes place at CotaiArena inside The Venetian Macau Resort in Macau. A middleweight shootout between Rich Franklin and Cung Le headlines the show.
The action starts of bright and early in North America, as Facebook will stream the four preliminary bouts live at 7AM ET/4AM PT. FUEL TV will then broadcast the six featured fights at 9AM ET/6AM PT.
Here is the event’s revised roster:
(Facebook 7AM ET/4AM PT)
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. David Mitchell
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland
Tom DeBlass vs. Riki Fukuda
John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani
(FUEL TV 9AM ET/6AM PT)
Jon Tuck vs. Tiequan Zhang
Motonobu Tezuka vs. Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres
Takanori Gomi vs. Mac Danzig
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Paulo Thiago
Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin