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Josh Emmett Replaces Nick Hein At UFC Fight Night 87

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Josh Emmett will step in on short notice, travel to the Netherlands and fight Jon Tuck this Sunday at UFC Fight Night 87.

Emmett (9-0) will be making his promotional debut, replacing Nick Hein in the lightweight contest.

A member of the Team Alpha Male camp, Emmett has been viewed as a top prospect for the past few years, scoring a recent victory over Christos Giagos. Tuck (9-2) has won three of five Octagon bouts.

Below is the updated lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/2 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski

Heavyweight: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Stefan Struve

Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Gunnar Nelson

Female Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie vs. Anna Elmose

Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs. Francimar Barroso

Strawweight: Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz


Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Chris Wade

Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan

Lightweight: Josh Emmett vs. Jon Tuck

Lightweight: Reza Madadi vs. Yan Cabral

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10:30 a.m. ET)

Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery

Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Dominic Waters

Flyweight: Yuta Sasaki vs. Willie Gates