Andre Soukhamthath will step in for the injured Bryan Caraway and face Luke Sanders at UFC Fight Night 123.
The promotion announced the new matchup on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 123 takes place at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on Dec. 9 and is headlined by a featherweight duel between Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega. The card will be televised on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Soukhamthath, 29, is still looking for his first Octagon triumph after dropping split decisions to Alejandro Perez and Albert Morales in initial two UFC appearances. “The Asian Sensation” owns an 11-5 career mark that includes seven victories by KO/TKO and three via submission.
Sanders suffered the first defeat of his 12-bout pro career at UFC 209, when he was submitted by Iuri Alcantara in the second round of their clash. The MMA Lab representative debut in the Octagon with a first-round submission of Maximo Blanco at UFC Fight Night 81 in January 2016.