James Vick Replaces Injured Leonardo Santos, Meets Evan Dunham at UFC 199

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 29, 2016

James Vick will attempt to earn his sixth straight Octagon victory when he takes on Evan Dunham at UFC 199 in Los Angeles on June 4.

The promotion announced on Friday that Vick will replace original Dunham foe Leonardo Santos, who withdrew from the lightweight contest due to an undisclosed injury. UFC 199 takes place at the Forum and is headlined by a middleweight title rematch between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman.

Vick has quietly amassed one of the longest active winning streaks at 155 pounds, a tally that reached five with his unanimous decision triumph over Glaico Franca at UFC 197. “The Texecutioner” is 9-0 in his professional career overall, with five triumphs coming inside the distance.

Dunham had a resurgent 2015, as he rebounded from a three-bout skid to best Rodrigo Damm, Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon in succession. The 34-year-old Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts representative is 10-6 inside the Octagon with other notable wins over the likes of Gleison Tibau, Nik Lentz and Tyson Griffin.


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