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UFC 202: Lorenz Larkin steps in to face Neil Magny on Aug. 20 with Dong Hyun Kim injured

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community news, UFC 202: Lorenz Larkin steps in to face Neil Magny on Aug. 20 with Dong Hyun Kim injured

That didn’t take long.

A day after Dong Hyun Kim was forced out of his Welterweight scrap against Neil Magny — which was set for UFC 202 on Aug., 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada — Lorenz Larkin has agreed to step in as a replacement according to MMA Fighting.

Lorenz is coming off a razor-thin split decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 88 last May (recap here), his first win after suffering his own close loss to Albert Tumenov earlier in the year.

As for Magny, after having his seven-fight win streak snapped by Demian Maia, it didn’t take long for him to start another one, racking up three consecutive victories over top-level foes such as Hector Lombard, Kelvin Gastelum and Erick Silva.

He’ll look to make it four straight against the very-tough and gritty “Monsoon,” who undoubtedly has plans on making the most of his opportunity.

Who ya’ got?

UFC 202 will feature a much-anticipated rematch between current Featherweight champion Conor McGregor taking on Nate Diaz at 170 pounds. In the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, Anthony Johnson will face Glover Teixeira for a possible shot at the Light Heavyweight strap.

Plus, Donald Cerrone continues his assault on the 170-pound division as he faces Rick Story.

For the most up-to-date UFC 202 fight card click here.

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Source:: mma mania