UFC’s November 6th pay-per-view card has faced another change recently, as Dustin Jacoby has stepped in and replaced Aleksa Camur in a light heavyweight fight against John Allan. The change was first reported by Marcel Dorff of MMA DNA on Monday.
The new matchup joins UFC 268, which is scheduled to happen Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, USA.
The booking gives Jacoby the opportunity to build on a current hot run in the promotion. The veteran fighter has been active since rejoining the roster last year, scoring three wins and one draw within a year’s time.
Jacoby’s last victory was in August, where he stopped Darren Stewart within a round due to strikes.
Allan will be hunting for his first win. His two UFC appearances have so far resulted in a no contest and a loss since 2019.
An undisclosed injury reportedly forced Camur out of the fight. He was looking to bounce back from a two-fight skid that has developed since September 2020.
UFC 268 is still a 14-fight lineup with two title rematches at the top of the card. Here’s the updated lineup.
Main Card (10:00PM EDT) (PPV)
Bout 14: Kamaru Usman (19-1) vs. Colby Covington (16-2) (UFC Welterweight Championship)
Bout 13: Rose Namajunas (10-4) vs. Zhang Weili (21-2) (UFC Strawweight Championship)
Bout 12: Justin Gaethje (22-3) vs. Michael Chandler (22-6) (Lightweight)
Bout 11: Frankie Edgar (24-9-1) vs. Marlon Vera (19-7-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Shane Burgos (13-3) vs. Billy Qurantillo (16-3) (Featherweight)
Preliminary Card (8:00PM EDT) (ESPNews / TSN 5)
Bout 9: Andreas Michailidis (13-4) vs. Alex Pereira (3-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 8: Al Iaquinta (14-6-1) vs. Bobby Green (27-12-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 7: Phil Hawes (11-2) vs. Chris Curtis (26-8) (Middleweight)
Bout 6: Edmen Shahbazyan (11-2) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (10-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Jordan Williams (9-5) vs. Ian Garry (7-0) (Welterweight)
Early Prelims (6:00PM EDT) (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 4: Gian Villante (17-13) vs. Chris Barnett (21-7) (Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Dustin Jacoby (15-5-1) vs. John Allan (13-6) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Melsik Baghdasaryan (6-1) vs. Bruno Souza (10-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: CJ Vergara (9-2-1) vs. Ode Osbourne (9-4) (Flyweight)