Bantamweight Vincent Morales has agreed to replace Frankie Suarez and face Song Yadong at UFC Fight Night 141.
You might recognize Morales (8-2) from his failed bid on the fifth season of the Dana White’s Contender series, where he dominated his opponent for much Domingo Pilarte for much of the fight, but ultimately got caught with a rear-naked-choke.
Despite the loss, he was able to return to his winning ways in Bellator, winning by decision over Justin Hugo at Bellator 205. Now he gets his shot in the UFC.
Yadong (14-3) will be a tough opponent, however. The fighter from China is a perfect 2-0 in the UFC with two finishes and looking to remain perfect with the organization. His last win over Felipe Arantes won him the Performance of the Night.