UFC President Dana White recently announced that Tyron Woodley (13-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has stepped up to replace the injured Hector Lombard and will now face Dong Hyun Kim (19-2-1 MMA, 10-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 48 in Macao.
Woodley was most recently seen in action earlier this month at UFC 174 in Vancouver, where he suffered a lopsided defeat to Canadian welterweight standout Rory “Ares” MacDonald. Prior to the loss, “T-Wood” had put together back-to-back wins over former title challengers Carlos Condit and Josh Koscheck respectively.
Meanwhile, Dong Hyun Kim will be looking to stretch his current win streak to five in a row when he faces Woodley in Macao this August. Kim was most recently seen in action at the “Ultimate Fighter China Finale,” where he scored a third-round spinning back-elbow knockout over his opponent John Hathaway. The victory earned the Korean a “Performance of the night” award, which marked his second in as many fights, as he had previously earned “Knockout of the night” honors for his KO victory over Erick Silva in October of 2013.
UFC Fight Night 48 takes place takes place August 23 live from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena. The event, which is expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass, is headlined by a middleweight fight between Michael Bisping (24-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) and Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
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