Former World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Rick Glenn will make his Octagon debut against Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night in Hidalgo on Sept. 17.
Glenn replaces Abel Trujillo, who withdrew from the lightweight clash with an arm injury. Promotion officials announced the new matchup on Thursday. UFC Fight Night takes place at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas and is headlined by a lightweight duel between Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson. The evening’s main card will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Glenn, 27, has lost just once in his last 17 outings. He captured the WSOF 145-pound strap with a TKO triumph over Georgi Karakhanyan in June 2014 before relinquishing the title to Lance Palmer in his next outing. The Roufusport product has won three straight bouts since that defeat.
Dunham, meanwhile, enters the matchup having bested Joe Lauzon, Ross Pearson and Rodrigo Damm in his last three Octagon appearances. The Xtreme Couture representative is 10-6 during his UFC tenure overall.