An injury to Alex White has opened the door – again – for Levan Makashvili to make his debut inside the Octagon, as the 26-year-old faces Mark Eddiva next weekend at UFC Fight Night 66.
Set for Manila, the main card airs on FOX Sports 1 after prelims on UFC Fight Pass from the Mall of Asia Arena. Urijah Faber-Frankie Edgar is the headline bout.
Makashvili (6-1) was scheduled to face Nik Lentz earlier this year, but Lentz was forced out after becoming ill the day of weigh-ins. He is a veteran of Cage Fury Fighting Championships.
Eddiva (6-1) has split his two UFC appearances, defeating Jumabieke Tuerxun and losing to Edimilson Souza.
Below is the current lineup:
Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber
Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou
Middleweight: Mark Munoz vs. Luke Barnatt
Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Neil Magny
Flyweight: Nolan Ticman vs. Yao Zhiqui
Lightweight: Zhang Lipeng vs. Kajan Johnson
Lightweight: Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck
Welterweight: Li Jingliang vs. Roger Zapata
Flyweight: Roldan Sangcha-An vs. Jon Delos Reyes
Featherweight: Phillipe Nover vs. Yui Chul Nam
Featherweight: Mark Eddiva vs. Levan Makashvili
Bantamweight: Royston Wee vs. Ning Guangyou