Modestas Bukauskas has a new opponent for his July 15th fight, as Andreas Michailidis has stepped in, replacing Vinicius Moreira. The new matchup, which is set for Yas Island, Abu Dhabi was first reported by Titas Pacauskas of Sportas.lt.
Moreira was one of the many UFC fighters taken off of the July 15th show after testing positive for COVID-19.
Michailidis will be making his UFC debut, coming into the promotion on a three-fight streak of wins. The Greek fighter has competed in his home country but has also picked up wins in American regional MMA promotions like Titan FC and King of the Cage.
The fight will also be the debut for Bukauskas as well, as the former Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Champion comes into the cage on a six-fight winning streak.
UFC’s July 15th show is scheduled to have a main event between featherweights Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. Here’s how the show looks currently.
Bout 11: Calvin Kattar (21-4) vs. Dan Ige (14-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 10: Pedro Munhoz (18-4) vs. Frankie Edgar (23-8-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Mounir Lazzez (9-1) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 8: Jared Gordon (15-4) vs. Chris Fishgold (18-3-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 7: Molly McCann (10-2) vs. Taila Santos (15-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Liana Jojua (7-3) vs. Diana Belbita (13-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Ricardo Ramos (14-2) vs. Lerone Murphy (8-0-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: John Phillips (22-9) vs. Dusko Todorovic (9-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Tim Elliott (15-11-1) vs. Ryan Benoit (10-6) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Aaron Phillips (12-3) vs. Jack Shore (12-0) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Modestas Bukauskas (10-2) vs. Andreas Michailidis (12-3) (Light Heavyweight)