Seung Woo Choi will get yet another opponent change for his February 6th fight, now being paired against Youssef Zalal. Zalal will take the place of Collin Anglin, as first reported by MMA DNA.
The fight joins a UFC “Fight Night” card that is scheduled to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is not known currently why Anglin was removed from what was set to be his UFC debut.
The fight will see Zalal attempt to bounce back from a loss for the first time since joining the UFC. His last fight was a decision loss to Ilia Topuria in October. Before then, Zalal had a strong rookie year in the promotion, picking up three consecutive wins in the UFC.
A fight between Choi and Zalal was first scheduled for a card in October, although it was eventually removed from the lineup.
Choi will be making his return to action after over a year outside of the cage. His last fight was his first UFC victory, defeating Suman Mokhtarian in December of 2019.
Zalal is Choi’s third booking for a February 6th show.
UFC’s February 6th card will be headlined by heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov. Here’s the updated lineup.
Bout 14: Alistair Overeem (47-18) vs. Alexander Volkov (32-8) (Heavyweight)
Bout 13: Molly McCann (10-3) vs. Lara Procopio (6-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 12: Marion Reneau (9-6-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (6-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 11: Mike Rodriguez (11-5) vs. Danilo Marques (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 10: Julio Arce (16-4) vs. Timur Valiev (16-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Diego Ferreira (17-2) vs. Beneil Dariush (19-4-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 8: Michael Johnson (19-16) vs. Clay Guida (35-20) (Lightweight)
Bout 7: Cory Sandhagen (13-2) vs. Frankie Edgar (24-8-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Alexandre Pantoja (22-5) vs. Manel Kape (15-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Devonte Smith (10-2) vs. Alex da Silva (21-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Andre Ewell (17-6) vs. Cody Stamann (19-3-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Ode Osbourne (8-3) vs. Denys Bondar (14-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Karol Rosa (13-3) vs. Joselyne Edwards (10-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Youssef Zalal (10-3) vs. Seung Woo Choi (8-3) (Featherweight)