Randy Brown will remain on the UFC 208 bill, as Belal Muhammad has stepped in to replace original Brown foe George Sullivan on next Saturday’s card.
Promotion officials announced the change on Saturday. Sullivan was notified of a potential anti-doping violation earlier this week and was removed from UFC 208 as a result. The event takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and is headlined by a bout between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title.
A former Titan Fighting Championships welterweight titlist, Muhammad has dropped two of his first three UFC bouts. The Chicago native last appeared at UFC 205, where he suffered a first-round knockout loss at the hands of Vicente Luque.
Brown has won three of his four Octagon appearances and enters the matchup on the strength of back-to-back triumphs against Brian Camozzi and Erick Montano.