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UFC Fight Night 127: Nad Narimani steps in to replace Alex Reyes

The UFC confirmed today that Bristol featherweight Nad Narimani (10-2-0) will release the injured Alex Reyes and fight Nasrat Haqparast (8-2-0) at London’s UFC Fight Night 127 this Saturday.

Narimani, 30, is a Cage Warriors 145-pound champion but will compete at lightweight in London. His last bout was a unanimous decision win over Paddy Pumblett in April 2017 that secured the Cage Warriors belt.

Haqparast, 22, is a native of Afghnistan who lost his UFC debut via unanimous decision to Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 118 in October 2017, snapping an eight fight win streak. All of his win have been stoppages.

UFC Fight Night 127 is scheduled for Mar. 17 at the O2 Arena in London.  The event will live streamed on UFC Fight Pass. Current matches include:

Fabricio Werdum (23-7-1) vs. Alexander Volkov (29-6-0)

Tom Duquesnoy (15-2-0) vs. Terrion Ware (17-7-0)

Leon Edwards (14-3-0) vs. Peter Sobotta (17-5-1)

Charles Byrd (9-4-0) vs. John Phillips (21-6-0)

Mark Goodbeer (13-3-0) vs. Dmitry Poberezhets (24-5-1, 1NC)

Kajan Johnson (22-11-0) vs. Rustam Khabilov (22-3-0)

Jack Marshman (22-7-0) vs. Bradley Scott (11-5-0)

Paul Craig (9-2-0) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (10-0-0)

Danny Henry (11-2-0) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (7-0-1)

Danny Roberts (14-3-0) vs. Oliver Enkamp (7-1-0)

Nasrat Haqparast (8-2-0) vs. Nad Narimani (10-2-0)

Image courtesy Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors



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

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