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UFC 222: Alexander Hernandez steps in on short notice to fight Beneil Dariush

The UFC announced today that injured lightweight Bobby Green (24-8-1) will be replaced by Alexander “The Great” Hernandez (19-4-0) at March’s UFC 222 in Las Vegas.

Green bounced back from three consecutive losses with a draw and a victory at UFC on FOX 27 in late January over Erik Koch. The early turnaround proved to be too much.

Perez, 25, jumped from the Dana White Contender Series and won his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 123 in December 2017.

“The Great” will face No.11 Beneil Dariush (14-3-1), 28, who drew with Evan Dunham at UFC 216 in October.

UFC 222 is scheduled for Mar. 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Current bouts include:

Cris Cyborg (18-1-0, 1NC) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (10-3-0)

Zak Ottow (15-5-0) vs. Mike Pyle (27-13-1)

Beneil Dariush (14-3-1) vs. Alexander Hernandez (19-4-0)

Stefan Struve (28-9-0) vs. Andrei Arlovski (26-15-0)

Brian Ortega (13-0-0, 1NC) vs. Frankie Edgar (22-5-1)

John Dodson (19-9-0) vs. Pedro Munhoz (15-2-0, 1NC)

Hector Lombard (34-8-1) vs. C.B. Holloway (16-8-1)

Bryan Caraway (21-7-0) vs. Cody Stamann (16-1-0)

Cat Zingano (9-2-0) vs. Ketlen Viera (9-0-0)

Sean O’Malley (9-0-0) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (12-5-0)

Mackenzie Dern (5-0-0) vs. Ashley Yoder (5-3-0)

Hector Lobard (34-8-1, 2NC) vs. C.B. Dolloway (16-8-1)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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