The Australian saw both Jeremy Kennedy and Humberto Bandenay pull out against him at UFC Fight Night 121.
Luckily for Volkanovski, newcomer Shane Young has agreed to a bout with just days to go until the event. The UFC confirmed the news on Tuesday following a report by MMA DNA on Sunday.
Volkanovski is 15-1 in his pro career, with a 2-0 record so far in the UFC with wins over Yusuke Kasuya and Mizuto Hirota making for a positive start to his career under the UFC banner. Volkanovski’s opponent (Young) is taking an impressive five-fight win streak into the fight and at 24 years old, has racked up an MMA record of 11-3.
UFC Sydney is headlined by a Heavyweight clash between Fabricio Werdum and Marcin Tybura, following local favorite Mark Hunt’s removal from the card.