Grant Dawson To Replace Rafael Alves In April 30th UFC Bout Against Jared Gordon

Grant Dawson has stepped in to face Jared Gordon at UFC’s April 30th “Fight Night” event, per a report from John Morgan of The Underground.

The new matchup is expected to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Dawson will be fighting to keep his undefeated UFC record going. The 28-year-old lightweight has scored five wins and one draw since joining the promotion in 2019. That sole draw was his last appearance, which was against Ricky Glenn in October 2021.

Dawson is replacing Rafael Alves, who withdrew from the card for unknown reasons. The booking gave Alves a chance to build on his first UFC win, which came against Marc Diakiese last year.

Gordon enters the weekend on a three-fight winning streak. He scored two of those wins last year, defeating Danny Chavez and Joe Solecki on scorecards.

Bantamweights Rob Font and Marlon Vera are expected to headline UFC’s April 30th show. Here is how the card looks right now:

Bout 9: Rob Font (19-5) vs. Marlon Vera (20-7-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 8: Gina Mazany (7-5) vs. Shanna Young (7-4) (Flyweight)

Bout 7: Daniel da Silva (11-2) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (12-4-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Jessica Penne (14-5) vs. Luana Pinheiro (10-1) (Strawweight)

Bout 5: Tatsuro Taira (10-0) vs. Carlos Candelario (8-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 4: Darren Elkins (26-10) vs. Tristan Connelly (14-7) (Featherweight)

Bout 3: Gerald Meerschaert (34-14) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (23-5) (Middleweight)

Bout 2: Jake Collier (13-6) vs. Justin Tafa (5-3) (Heavyweight)

Bout 1: Jared Gordon (18-4) vs. Grant Dawson (17-1-1) (Lightweight)

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