Alex Soto has been signed to replace an injured Johnny Eduardo and face Michael McDonald at UFC 139, which takes place November 19 from San Jose, California. The bout is set for the preliminary Facebook stream.
Soto (6-0-1) is a military veteran who tried out for season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter. He fought to a draw in his last fight after winning his first six pro bouts.
McDonald (13-1) is 2-0 in the UFC and a former Tachi Palace Fights champion. He earned “Fight of the Night” honors for his recent win over Edwin Figueroa.
UFC 139 features a main event pitting Dan Henderson against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, which could determine the next No. 1 contender for the UFC light heavyweight championship.