The UFC Fight Night: Dublin main event has undergone a last minute change just days before tickets were set to go on sale. Instead of watching Irish star Conor McGregor go head-to-head with rival Cole Miller, the featherweight contender will be taking on Brazilian slugger Diego Brandao.
The UFC announced the change on Tuesday evening.
McGregor suffered a thumb injury that required surgery to repair torn ligaments.
As a result, Miller is now in a cast and unable to fight.
While not having McGregor and Miller face off is a bit of a disappointment — especially considering the pre-fight trash talk that we will be missing out on — UFC president Dana White appears confident that Barao will be a worthy replacement that will bring the heat.
“Diego Brandao is explosive and a well-rounded fighter. This should be a war,” said White, via UFC.com.
“UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs. Brandao” will be taking place July 19, 2014 at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. The event is expected to air on UFC Fight Pass.
You can check out the updated fight card below:
- Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao
- Zak Cummings vs. Gunnar Nelson
- Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett
- Ilir Latifi vs. Tom Lawlor
- Cody Donovan vs. Nikita Krylov
- Phil Harris vs. Neil Seery
- Trevor Smith vs. Tor Troeng
- Naoyuki Kotani vs. Norman Parke