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Heavyweight newcomer Rashad Coulter gets short-notice call for UFC 211

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A local heavyweight will get his chance at the big show on May 13, as Dallas prospect Rashad Coulter has been added to UFC 211 as a short-notice replacement for Dmitry Poberezhets in a preliminary card bout against Chase Sherman. Dallas outlet SportsDay first reported the switch on Tuesday.

Coulter (8-1) is a 35-year-old heavyweight who now makes his UFC debut on less than two weeks’ notice in his hometown. Nicknamed “Daywalker,” Coulter has won all eight of his victories via KO/TKO and rides a five-fight winning streak into the bout, highlighted by a 38-second knockout of Larry Hopkins at LFA 1 in January.

He’ll look to capitalize on that momentum against Sherman (9-3), a 27-year-old heavyweight who has thus far dropped both of his appearances in the UFC. Sherman suffered a unanimous decision loss to Justin Ledet last year in his Octagon debut, then sustained a vicious knockout loss at the hands of Walt Harris this past January.

In addition, a light heavyweight contest pitting Joachim Christensen (14-4) against Gadzhimurad Antigulov (19-4) has also been added to UFC 211’s card.

UFC 211 takes place May 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event is headlined by a championship double-header, as heavyweight kingpin Stipe Miocic meets Junior dos Santos in a rematch, and strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Brazilian challenger Jessica Andrade.

An updated UFC 211 fight card can be seen below.

Main Card (Pay-per-view)

  • Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
  • Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

Preliminary Card (FX)

  • Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight
  • Krzysztof Jotko vs. David Branch
  • James Vick vs. Marco Polo Reyes

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

  • Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey
  • Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
  • Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter
  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Enrique Barzola
  • Joachim Christensen vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov

Source:: mma fighting