Russell Doane will step in and take on unbeaten featherweight Mirsad Bektic this Saturday at UFC 204.
Bektic was expected to kickoff the pay-per-view main card vs. Arnold Allen, but an injury sidelined Allen. Officials announced Jimmy Kennedy as a replacement, but he was removed that very same day.
Doane (14-6) enters with an Octagon mark of 2-3 and will be trying to hand Bektic his first loss in 10 professional fights. Bektic has won each of his three UFC bouts.
UFC 204 takes place Saturday from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, as Michael Bisping defends his middleweight title opposite Dan Henderson.
MAIN CARD (PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson for Bisping’s UFC middleweight title
Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi
Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Stefan Struve
Mirsad Bektic vs. Russell Doane
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Iuri Alcantara vs. Brad Pickett
Ian Entwistle vs. Rob Font
Davey Grant vs. Damian Stasiak
Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Mike Perry vs. Danny Roberts
Adriano Martins vs. Leonardo Santos
Marc Diakiese vs. Lukasz Sajewski