The UFC is shuffling the deck up north.
Former title challenger Liz Carmouche is out of her fight with Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 105 due to injury and will be replaced by newcomer Gina Mazany, UFC officials confirmed Friday. The news was first reported by TSN. Also added to the card, which takes place Feb. 19 in Halifax, is a matchup between Alex Volkanovski and Michel Quinones.
Mazany (4-0) competed on The Ultimate Fighter 18, but was eliminated on the first episode before reaching the house by eventual winner Julianna Peña. The Alaska native is coming off a first-round TKO win over Katie Halley last May under the Alaska Fighting Championship banner. Mazany, 28, trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.
Volkanovski (14-1) won his UFC debut via second-round TKO over Yusuke Kasuya in November. The 28-year-old Australian is a top prospect in the lightweight division. Quinones (8-1) has won five in a row and last competed for Titan FC last month, a unanimous decision victory over Caio Urugual Rocha.
UFC Fight Night 105 is headlined by a heavyweight fight between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne. In the co-main event, Johny Hendricks faces Hector Lombard in a middleweight contest.
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