Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos bout shifted to UFC 199 “Rockhold vs. Weidman II” card

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Evan Dunham (photo credit Gary A. Vasquez © USA Today Sports)

A lightweight bout between Evan Dunham and Leonardo Santos, originally announced for UFC 198 in Brazil, has been shifted back to UFC 199 due to a minor injury.

The UFC announced the shift this week.

Dunham and Santos are both on three fight winning streaks heading into this clash, with Santos yet to be defeated inside the Octagon. Dunham’s run has been a bit inconsistent, but he’s put together strong decision wins over Rodrigo Damm, Ross Pearson, and Joe Lauzon into this matchup. Santos, meanwhile, has stopped two straight opponents, submitting Tony Martin last March before taking out Kevin Lee in a surprising first round TKO in December.

UFC 199 airs live on pay-per-view from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., headlined by the Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman rematch for the UFC Middleweight Championship.

[Photo (c) Gary A. Vasquez via USA Today Sports]

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