Dwight Grant steps in vs. Likelihood Rencountre to finalize UFC on ESPN+ 1 lineup




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Dwight Grant will probably be combating on simply six days’ discover when he steps into the octagon in opposition to Likelihood Rencountre on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 1.

Grant (Eight-2 MMA, Zero-1 UFC) will fill in for Randy Brown, who was pulled from the cardboard for nonetheless unknown causes, in opposition to Rencountre (12-Three MMA, Zero-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout on the first UFC occasion of the yr.

MMAjunkie verified Grant because the alternative opponent for Rencounter with an individual near the scenario following an preliminary report from ESPN.com. The particular person requested anonymity as a result of the UFC has but to make an official announcement.

UFC on ESPN+ 1 takes place Saturday at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, N.Y. The primary card steams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Grant, who fights out of New York, will try and register his first UFC victory on the occasion. After stepping into the group by means of Dana White’s Contender Sequence, Grant fell brief in his octagon debut when he misplaced a cut up choice to Zak Ottow at UFC on FOX 31 in December.

Rencountre took a four-fight successful streak into his UFC debut this previous June, however dropped a unanimous choice to Belal Muhammad.

The UFC on ESPN+ 1 card contains:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for flyweight title
Allen Crowder vs. Greg Hardy
Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros
Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant
Karl Roberson vs. Glover Teixeira

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, Eight p.m. ET)

Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez
Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Moreira
Mario Bautista vs. Cory Sandhagen

PRELIMINARY CARD (6:30 p.m. ET)

Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards
Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal
Dwight Grant vs. Likelihood Rencountre

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