Late Replacement! Jason Witt steps in at “Poirier vs. Hooker”

With four fights all cancelled from this card (although many were able to be found opponents), it seemed like the drastic rescheduling of this card had finally come to a close.

Well, not in this current pandemic state, as a cornerman of Ramiz Brahimaj, who was set to make his UFC debut opposite Takashi Sato this weekend, tested positive for COVID-19 and will be pulled from the card.

The UFC quickly found a replacement in Jason Witt (17-5) who is currently riding a four-fight winning streak out of various smaller promotions. Witt is primarily a grappler who seeks to use his control time and submission prowess to dominate on the mat. He sports a constant pace as well as ten total stoppages in his pro career, seven of those coming by submission. He is a well rounded and capable fighter who will look to make good use of this opportunity.

He will be taking on Takashi Sato (15-3, 1-1 UFC), who is currently coming off a loss to rising contender Belal Muhammad on the prelims on our card this weekend. Sato is a KO artist from Japan who loves nothing more than to throw haymakers, so be sure to tune in!

The card start time has been pushed back to 6 PM EST for the prelims, while the main card kicks off at 8 PM.

See you on Saturday, Freaks!

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