As noted, Conor McGregor‘s SBG Ireland teammate and UFC veteran Paddy Holohan was forced to retire from MMA due to a rare disorder. Now, UFC officials have announced the man who will replace him in what was originally scheduled to be Holohan’s next Octagon appearance.
Replacing Holohan in his originally scheduled bout against Willie Gates will be Yuta Sasaki.
The Gates-Sasaki fight will serve as an undercard bout for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 87 event, which features an intriguing heavyweight main event between knockout artists Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.
The complete lineup for UFN 87 is as follows:
UFC Fight Night 87 is scheduled for May 8, 2016 at the Ahoy Rotterdam Arena in The Netherlands.