Albert Morales will step in for Mitch Gagnon and face Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16.
The promotion confirmed the change on Tuesday. A reason for Gagnon’s withdrawal was not announced. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place at SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio. The card will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Morales last appeared at UFC 209, where he captured a split verdict against Andre Soukhamthath for his first promotional triumph. “The Warrior” is 7-1-1 over the course of a professional career that began in 2015.
Johns, meanwhile, is 13-0 as a professional, including a three-round verdict against Kwan Ho Kwak at UFC Fight Night 99 in his Octagon debut on Nov. 19. Johns has finished two of his wins by KO/TKO and four via submission.