Derek Brunson injured, Roman Dolidze steps in to face Jack Hermansson on Dec. 3

Derek Brunson injured, Roman Dolidze steps in to face Jack Hermansson on Dec. 3

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson is out of his matchup with Jack Hermansson, however the promotion has fast chanced on a replacement.

Brunson (23-8 MMA, 14-6 UFC) became as soon as residing to meet Hermansson (23-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 42 on Dec. 3, however is unable to compete due to an undisclosed damage. Per an ESPN file, all just isn’t lost for Hermansson, who will now face Roman Dolidze as a replacement.

UFC on ESPN 42 takes plight at Amway Center in Orlando Fla., and is headlined by a welterweight matchup between light title challenger Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland.

Dolidze (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will purpose to cease out a audacious 2022 campaign by stretching his latest consume hasten to four. In June, Dolidze stopped Kyle Daukaus in the principle round, and followed up that performance with one other first-round stoppage against Phil Hawes in October. Dolidze will now step in for arguably the hardest take a look at of his profession.

Hermansson (23-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) gets to retain his deliberate date, however with a contemporary opponent. In July, the Swede defeated Chris Curtis by unanimous decision to accumulate motivate into the consume column after dropping a cease spoil up decision to Sean Strickland in February.

With the artificial, the UFC on ESPN 42 lineup now involves:

  • Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Roman Dolidze vs. Jack Hermansson
  • Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell
  • Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tai Tuivasa
  • Niko Mark vs. Phil Rowe
  • Natan Levy vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Francis Marshall vs. Marcelo Rojo
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce
  • Eryk Anders vs. Kyle Daukaus
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Michael Johnson
  • Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman
  • Emily Ducote vs. Angela Hill
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes