Cage Warriors Fighting Championship veteran Craig White will step in for the injured Gunnar Nelson and face Neil Magny on short notice at UFC Fight Night 130.
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the change on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 130 takes place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on May 27 and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Darren Till and Stephen Thompson. The main card airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
A 27-year-old native England, White enters his Octagon debut on the strength of a four-bout winning streak under the CWFC banner. In his last outing, “The Thundercat” submitted Alex Montagnani in the second frame at CWFC 92 on March 24. White has a 14-7 career record, with all of his wins coming via knockout, technical knockout or submission.
Magny, meanwhile, has been one of the most active fighters in the 170-pound division in recent years, compiling a 12-3 record since 2014. Most recently, the Elevation Fight Team product outpointed Carlos Condit at UFC 219 on Dec. 30.