Chase Sherman’s time outside the UFC roster has turned out to be brief.
The heavyweight veteran is back on the promotion’s roster, as he is stepping in on short notice on April 23rd to face undefeated prospect Alexandr Romanov, per Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.
Sherman will replace Tanner Boser, who announced his withdrawal from the fight earlier this week. The new matchup is scheduled to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It was reported earlier this month that Sherman departed the UFC roster after his second run with the promotion, which lasted four fights in total.
He is currently on a three-fight losing streak, including a submission defeat that he took to Jake Collier in January.
Romanov is returning for his fifth UFC appearance. He currently holds an undefeated pro record of 15 wins, with most of them coming via finish. He built on this streak in October 2021, stopping Jared Vanderaa in the second round of their bout.
This weekend’s UFC Card is now 12 fights in total and is scheduled to be headlined by strawweights Amanda Lemos and Jessica Andrade. Here is an updated look at the card:
Bout 13: Amanda Lemos (11-1-1) vs. Jessica Andrade (22-9) (Strawweight)
Bout 12: Clay Guida (37-21) vs. Claudio Puelles (11-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 11: Charles Jourdain (12-4-1) vs. Lando Vannata (12-5-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 10: Maycee Barber (9-2) vs. Montana De La Rosa (12-6-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 9: Sumudaerji (15-3) vs. Manel Kape (17-6) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Louis Cosce (7-1) vs. Preston Parsons (9-3) (Welterweight)
Bout 7: Jordan Wright (12-2) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (13-5) (Catchweight 190 lbs)
Bout 6: Dwight Grant (11-4) vs. Sergey Khandozhko (27-6-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Tyson Pedro (7-3) vs. Ike Villanueva (18-13) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Aoriqileng (20-11) vs. Cameron Else (10-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Marcin Prachnio (15-5) vs. Philipe Lins (14-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Dean Barry (4-1) vs. Mike Jackson (0-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Alexandr Romanov (15-0) vs. Chase Sherman (15-9) (Heavyweight)