The UFC confirmed on Mar. 31 that former Bellator welterweight fighter Ricky Rainey (13-4-0) will step in for the injured Abdul Razak Alhassan at April’s UFC on FOX 29 event and take on Muslim Salikhov (13-2-0).
Rainey, 34, will be making his octagon debut armed with a two fight win streak from Bellator.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) August 10, 2017
Meanwhile, Salikhov, 33, lost his octagon debut to Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 122 in November 2017. He will be looking rejoin the win column.
UFC on FOX 29 is scheduled for April 14 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Current bouts include:
UFC on FOX 29 is scheduled for April 14 at the Gila Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Current bouts include:
Dustin Poirier (22-5-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (18-1-0)
Arjan Bhullar (7-0-0) vs. Adam Wieczorek (9-1-0)
Israel Adesanya (12-0-0) vs. Marvin Vettori (12-3-1)
Wilson Reis (22-8-0) vs. John Moraga (18-6-0)
Gilbert Burns (12-2-0) vs. Dan Moret (13-3-0)
Carlos Condit (30-11-0) vs. Matt Brown (21-16-0)
Yushin Okami vs. Dhiego Lima (12-6-0)
Shana Dobson (3-1-0) vs. Lauren Mueller (4-0-0)
Michelle Waterson (14-6-0) vs. Corner Casey-Sanchez (7-5-0)
Antonio Carlos Jr. (9-2-0) vs. Tim Boetsch (21-11-0)
Brad Tavares (16-4-0) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (19-3-0)
Luke Sanders (11-2-0) vs. Patrick Williams (8-5-0)
Matthew Lopez (10-2-0) vs. Alejandro Perez (19-6-1)
Rick Rainey (13-4-0) vs. Mulsim Salikhov (13-2-0)