Oct 9, 2013; Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil; General view of UFC Fight Night at Jose Correa Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Dempsey replaces Lawlor, takes on Ilir Latifi at UFN 46


With Tom Lawlor out of UFC Fight Night 46 due to injury, MMA Junkie is reporting that he will be replaced by Chris Dempsey on short notice to fight Ilir Latifi. It takes place July 19 at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. It will likely stream on UFC Fight Pass in the US.

Latifi looks to earn his first UFC winning streak, as he most recently defeated Cyrille Diabate in March. Latifi is known by many as Alexander Gustafsson’s last minute replacement in a bout with Gegard Mousasi last year, which is widely considered among the worst UFC main events of all time.

Dempsey, a Pennsylvania native, will try to extend his eight fight winning streak in his UFC debut.

UFC Fight Night Dublin will take place at the 02 arena in Dublin Ireland on July 19. The event is currently set to air on UFC Fight Pass, and will feature Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao in the evening’s main event.

Here’s the current card:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3 p.m. ET):
Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao
Zak Cummings vs. Gunnar Nelson
Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett
Naoyuki Kotani vs. Norman Parke

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, noon ET):
Chris Dempsey vs. Ilir Latifi
Phil Harris vs. Neil Seery
Mike King vs. Cathal Pendred
Trevor Smith vs. Tor Troeng
Cody Donovan vs. Nikita Krylov
Patrick Holohan vs. Josh Sampo

Tags: Chris Dempsey Ilir Latifi UFC