The UFC announced Jorge Lopez has been injured and will not be able to face Matt Riddle as this Saturday night’s UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit event. In place of Lopez, Riddle will meet newcomer Henry Martinez.
UFC 143 takes place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event pits Nick Diaz against Carlos Condit for the interim UFC welterweight title. The Riddle-Martinez bout is slated for the FX-televised prelims.
Martinez enters the UFC with an 8-1 mark, including a four-fight win streak. The Greg Jackson-trained fighter competed in Bellator’s season two featherweight tournament, suffering his only career loss.
Riddle is 5-3 overall and holds the same record inside the Octagon. He has dropped his last two fights, but his last bout earned him Fight of the Night honors with Lance Benoist.