UFC Fight Night 80, coming to Las Vegas on Dec. 10, has gotten another injury change.
The UFC announced this week that Lyman Good has suffered an injury in training, taking him out of the UFC Fight Pass event. As a result, Sergio Moraes has stepped in to face Good’s originally scheduled opponent, Omari Akhmedov.
Moraes, no stranger to injuries himself, returned from a year and a half layoff in April to score a decision win over Mickael Lebout. That was his third straight UFC win after a loss to Cezar Ferreira in the finals of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.” He was slated to return over the summer, only to suffer another setback injury.
He’ll now take on Akhmedov, who has won three of his four bouts in the UFC thus far. The 28-year-old Dagestani competitor is on a two fight winning streak, most recently ending Brian Ebersole’s night with a knee injury partially caused by Akhmedov’s leg kicks at UFC Fight Night 68.
UFC Fight Night 80 airs live on UFC Fight Pass from The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Dec. 10, and will be headlined by a strawweight bout between Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas.