Daniel Rodriguez is facing a new opponent on short notice, as he has been matched with Preston Parsons for UFC’s July 17th event. The matchup comes after Abubakar Nurmagomedov withdrew from their matchup due to undisclosed reasons.
The new matchup was first reported by MMA Island on Friday. It joins a “Fight Night” card that is set to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Parsons enters the UFC with a pro record of nine wins and two losses. He is currently on a four-fight winning streak which includes a submission win over Jeff Peterson from just last month.
One of the two losses in Parsons’ pro career came against now-UFC fighter Mike Perry.
Lightweights Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises are set to headline Saturday’s show. Here is how the lineup looks with the new fight in place.
Main Card (10:00PM EDT / 7:00PM PDT) (ESPN / TSN 5)
Bout 11: Islam Makhachev (19-1) vs. Thiago Moises (15-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 10: Marion Reneau (9-7-1) vs. Meisha Tate (18-7) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Mateusz Gamrot (18-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (28-18) (Lightweight)
Bout 8: Rodolfo Vieira (7-1) vs. Dustin Stoltzfus (13-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Billy Quarantillo (15-3) vs. Gabriel Benitez (22-8) (Featherweight)
Preliminary Card (7:00PM EDT / 4:00PM PDT) (ESPN / TSN 5)
Bout 6: Daniel Rodriguez (14-2) vs. Preston Parsons (9-2) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Amanda Lemos (9-1-1) vs. Montserrat Conejo (10-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 4: Khalid Taha (13-3) vs. Sergey Morozov (16-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Anderson dos Santos (21-8) vs. Miles Johns (11-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Francisco Figueiredo (12-3-1) vs. Malcolm Gordon (12-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Rodrigo Nascimento (8-1) vs. Alan Baudot (8-2) (Heavyweight)