Fabio Maldonado was originally set to face Tom Lawlor at UFC Fight Night 77 on November 7th, however an injury forced Lawlor out of the bout.
TUF 19 winner Corey Anderson stepped up on short notice to replace Lawlor, something Maldonado is very grateful for.
Maldonado sent a statement to MMAJunkie thanking Corey Anderson for taking the fight, and proposing that the pair get beers following their fight.
“Had he not accepted, I would most probably ended up without a fight. I would like to express my respect for Corey and his camp. And I would like to propose Corey that we give the fans the ‘Fight of the Night’ and afterward celebrate together over a lot of beer.”