Newcomer Josh Emmett replaces injured Nick Hein against Jon Tuck on Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 87 event

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

An injury to Nick Hein has brought a late change to Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 87 event in Rotterdam, with the UFC announcing that newcomer Josh Emmett has stepped in to face Jon Tuck on short notice.

Tuck is making his sixth appearance in the UFC, having won three of his previous five fights. He’s been out of action for the last year, having last defeated Tae Hyun Bang by submission in the UFC’s Philippines debut in May of 2015.

He’ll now welcome the undefeated Emmett to the UFC. Coming in at 9-0, the California prospect has stopped opponents in his last two fights, most recently taking out UFC vet Christos Giagos by TKO.

Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 87 event airs live on Fox Sports 1, headlined by the heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.

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