Oluwale Bamgbose has replaced the injured Sam Alvey and will face Daniel Sarafian at UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Means” on Feb. 21.
Promotion officials announced the change on Tuesday. Alvey suffered a broken jaw in training late last month. UFC Fight Night takes place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh and is headlined by a welterweight clash between Donald Cerrone and Tim Means.
Bamgbose made his Octagon debut on short notice, as he suffered a first-round technical knockout loss to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night Nashville on Aug. 8. Prior to that setback, the 28-year-old New Yorker had defeated all of his first five professional opponents inside of a round.
Sarafian, meanwhile, will be making his first appearance since December 2014, when he earned a second-round stoppage of Antonio Dos Santos Jr. at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Dollaway.” The 33-year-old Brazilian is 2-3 in the UFC overall.