The UFC didn’t waste much time getting a replacement for Lyman Good.
Luque will step into Good’s place and take on Belal Muhammad at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, Newsday reported Tuesday morning. UFC officials confirmed the fill-in on Twitter.
Good was ousted from the historic card Monday when it was announced that he had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. The New York native is provisionally suspended and will have his case adjudicated by the UFC’s anti-doping partner.
Luque (10-5-1) is coming off a devastating, first-round knockout of Hector Urbina last month in Brazil. The New Jersey native has won three straight in the UFC. Luque, just 24, is an alum of The Ultimate Fighter 21.
Muhammad (10-1) beat Augusto Montano via third-round TKO last month after dropping his UFC debut over the summer to Alan Jouban in a decision. The Roufusport and Chicago Fight Team product is the former Titan FC welterweight champion. Muhammad, 28, has a background in wrestling, but is now more known for his exciting striking.
UFC 205 is headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Eddie Alvarez and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. In the co-main event, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defends his belt against Stephen Thompson. Also on the card, which is the UFC’s first-ever in New York City, Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her women’s strawweight title on the line against Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The event takes place at Madison Square Garden.
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