The UFC managed to find a new opponent for Marcin Tybura. Stepping in on less than a week’s notice, Justin Willis will make his promotional debut against the Polish heavyweight Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY, replacing Luiz Henrique. The match-up was first reported on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.
Tybura (14-2) goes for his second win under the promotion’s banner after knocking out Viktor Pesta in August. In his UFC debut, the former M-1 heavyweight champion lost to Timothy Johnson via decision.
Willis (4-1) enters the Octagon for the first time eight months after stopping Juliano Coutinho at WSOF 31. The American Kickboxing Academy talent has defeated all of his opponents, including three knockouts, since losing his MMA debut in 2012.
UFC 208 takes place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and will crown the UFC’s first women’s featherweight champion in the main event, when Holly Holm battles Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural belt.
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