With Chad Mendes-Manny Gamburyan being removed from next Saturday’s UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche card, UFC officials have added a welterweight scrap between Nah-Shon Burrell and Yuri Villefort. The card takes place February 23 from Anaheim.
Gamburyan suffered a training injury and was forced out, and officials could not find a replacement opponent for Mendes on short notice. Burrell-Villefort will be part of the preliminary action that airs on Facebook and FX.
Burrell (8-2) and Villefort (6-1) are each Strikeforce imports who will be making their UFC debuts. Both are also coming off losses, as Burrell was defeated by Chris Spang and Villefort suffered a loss to Quinn Mulhern.