Su Mudaerji will take the place of Jeff Molina and face Zarrukh Adashev at UFC’s January 20th “Fight Night” event. BigPunches was the first to report the new pairing.
The new matchup joins UFC’s mid-week card that is set to take place at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Mudaerji fills a spot that was vacated earlier in the week after Molina tested positive for COVID-19.
Muderji earned his second UFC win in November, stopping Malcolm Gordon in less than a minute with punches. His previous UFC win was over a year before, where he defeated Andre Soukhamthath via decision.
Adashev entered the UFC over the summer, taking a short-notice fight against Tyson Nam, replacing Ryan Benoit. Adashev’s UFC debut was a quick loss, as Nam stopped him in 32 seconds with strikes.
UFC’s January 20th card is currently scheduled to have a welterweight main event between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny. Here’s how the lineup looks currently.
Bout 12: Michael Chiesa (16-4) vs. Neil Magny (24-7) (Welterweight)
Bout 11: Pedro Munhoz (18-5) vs. Jimmie Rivera (23-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Lerone Murphy (9-0-1) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (26-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 9: Francisco Figueiredo (11-3-1) vs. Jerome Rivera (10-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Roxanne Modafferi (25-17) vs. Viviane Araujo (9-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Mike Jackson (1-1) vs. Dean Barry (3-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 6: Ike Villanueva (16-11) vs. Vinicius Moreira (9-4) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Victoria Leonardo (8-2) vs. Manon Fiorot (5-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Tyson Nam (20-11-1) vs. Matt Schnell (14-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Mike Davis (8-2) vs. Mason Jones (10-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2) vs. Isi Fitikefu (6-0) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Su Mudaerji (13-4) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (3-2) (Flyweight)