Marcelo Rojo has a novel date and opponent for his UFC debut.
The Argentine takes on Charles Jourdain (10-3 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) in a featherweight contest at UFC Combat Evening 187 on March 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Rojo (16-6 MMA) replaces Steve Garcia, who had to withdraw from the card due an hurt.
MMA Junkie confirmed the booking following with two folks with knowledge of the deal following an initial legend from Entre Rounds. The oldsters asked to remain anonymous because UFC officials catch yet to formally verify the competition.
Rojo used to be at the start scheduled to aid as a replacement opponent for Raoni Barcelos at Saturday’s UFC Combat Evening 186, nonetheless Barcelos had to withdraw from the battle attributable to a optimistic COVID-19 test. Now, Rojo gets a 2nd chance at a UFC debut, taking on Jourdain.
Jourdain is coming off a contrivance in opposition to Josh Culibao motivate in October at UFC on ESPN 16. Sooner than the contrivance, Culibao had suffered a loss to extinct Andre Fili.
UFC Combat Evening 187 streams live on ESPN+.
With the addition to the card, the UFC Combat Evening 187 lineup now contains:
- Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
- Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
- Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
- Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
- Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Don Madge
- Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
- Ray Rodriguez vs. Rani Yahya
- Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell
- Matheus Nicolau vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
- Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo