Beneil Dariush has a new opponent for UFC 222.
Originally slated to face Bobby Green in a lightweight bout on the March 3rd pay-per-view card in Las Vegas, “Benny” will now face Octagon newcomer Alex Hernandez, the promotion announced.
Hernandez (8-1), a former RFA and LFA fighter, signed with the UFC after winning six in a row with four finishes, three of those in the opening round.
Dariush (14-3-1) competed for the last time in October, when he fought to a majority draw with Evan Dunham. Winner of two of his last five, Dariush holds a 8-3-1 record in the UFC.
UFC 222 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, featuring women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg against Yana Kunitskaya in the main event.