Wilson Reis won’t receive a flyweight title shot at UFC 201, but he will remain on the July 30 card.
The 31-year-old Brazilian will face Cage Fury Fighting Championships veteran Sean Santella in a featured contest at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The new matchup was announced during the UFC Fight Night Sioux Falls broadcast on Wednesday evening. Santella replaces 125-pound king Demetrious Johnson, who withdrew from the contest due to injury.
A former CFFC titlist, Santella enters the bout on a two-fight winning streak. In his last outing, he outpointed Andrew Cash at CFFC 56 on Feb. 27. “Shorty Rock” owns a 15-5-1 career mark, with 10 of his wins coming by way of submission.
Reis has won three of his last four Octagon appearances. He last competed at UFC on Fox 18, taking a unanimous verdict over Dustin Ortiz. He is 20-6 over the course of his pro career, including nine triumphs via tapout.