Newcomer steps into UFC Struggle Night time 241 on 4 days' notcie

by Christina S. Brown
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4 days out from UFC Struggle Night time 241, the lineup was tweaked.

Former Bellator and Street to UFC fighter Tuco Tokkos has stuffed a void left by Antonio Trocoli and can combat Oumar Sy, promotion officers confirmed Tuesday after an preliminary report by Al Zullino. The sunshine heavyweight bout takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Tucos (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) initially entered the worldwide highlight in Bellator however was launched after an 0-2 stint with the promotion. Since then, he’s gone 6-1 along with his lone loss a brutal knockout in opposition to present UFC fighter Zhang Mingyang on Street to UFC in June 2022. He enters Saturday’s bout on a three-fight profitable streak.

It’s unclear why Trocoli (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) withdrew. The 33-year-old Brazilian continues to have points stepping within the UFC cage. He was signed off Dana White’s Contender Collection in 2019, however then launched after a drug take a look at got here again optimistic. He was signed once more in 2022, however withdrew from a bout vs. Ovince Saint Preux. It’s unclear if he remained on the roster earlier than his reappearance within the reserving vs. Sy.

Sy (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) can also be a promotional debutant. He beforehand competed for KSW and ARES FC amongst different promotions and has seven finishes (4 knockouts and three submissions) in seven professional wins. As soon as he debuts, Sy will register the fourth-longest attain in promotion historical past at 83.9″.

With the change, the UFC Struggle Night time 241 combat card contains:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy
  • Carlston Harris vs. Khaos Williams
  • Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Themba Gorimbo
  • Vinicius Salvador vs. Adrian Yanez
  • Angela Hill vs. Luana Pinheiro

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Victor Martinez vs. Tom Nolan
  • Oumar Sy vs. Antonio Trocoli
  • Melissa Gatto vs. Tamires Vidal
  • Warlley Alves vs. Abus Magomedov
  • Ariane Carnelossi vs. Piera Rodriguez
  • Heili Alateng vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
  • Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Emily Ducote

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC Struggle Night time 241.

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