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John Makdessi In For Nurmagomedov At UFC 187

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John Makdessi will replace Khabib Nurmagomedov and face Donald Cerrone at UFC 187, officials announced recently.

Set for May 23 from Las Vegas, the card features a pair of world title fights in Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort.

Makdessi (13-3) has won four of his last five, including a victory this past weekend over Shane Campbell. He’ll be stepping in for Nurmagomedov, who suffered a knee injury and will be out of action.

Cerrone (27-6) is on a seven-fight win streak that includes a recent win over Benson Henderson.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

Vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET))

Flyweight: John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky

Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Josh Burkman

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal

Female Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff


Welterweight: Sean Spencer vs. Mike Pyle

Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Leo Kuntz

Flyweight: Justin Scoggins vs. Josh Sampo


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