Former UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes will now face Yaotzin Meza, according to a report by MMAWeekly.com. Meza replaces Hacran Dias, who was forced out of the UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson bout scheduled for Friday night from Australia.
Meza (18-7) will be making his UFC debut. He is a training partner of current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and trains with Jamie Varner in Arizona at the MMA Lab.
Mendes is coming off a victory over Cody McKenzie that got him back on track following a knockout loss to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.