Gabriel Benitez is out of his featherweight bout against TJ Brown at this weekend’s UFC on ESPN 32 card.
Brown will now face Charles Rosa, who’s stepping in on three days notice, at 155 pounds (lightweight).
Rosa accepted the fight against Brown late Tuesday night, after Benitez withdrew due to health issues.
In addition to Rosa accepting the fight on short notice, he managed to secure a new 4-fight deal with the UFC in the process.
The bout was offered to Rosa after he initially reached out to the UFC about filling in on short notice for next weekend’s UFC 270 card in Anaheim, California.
UFC on ESPN 32 takes place this Saturday and will feature Top 10 featherweights Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze in a five round main event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Take a look at the Full Fight Card.
Source: Ariel Helwani