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Charles Rosa Steps in for Gabriel Benitez, Faces T.J. Brown at UFC on ESPN 32



Charles Rosa will replace Gabriel Benitez and lock horns with T.J. Brown at UFC on ESPN 32 this Saturday.

The new bout was confirmed by multiple outlets following an initial report from Ariel Helwani. While the original matchup was to be contested at 145 pounds before Benitez withdrew due to health reasons, Rosa vs. Brown will take place at lightweight. Rosa has also reportedly received a new four-fight contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Rosa compiled a 1-2 mark in the Octagon during his 2021 campaign, taking a split verdict over Justin Jaymes while dropping unanimous verdicts against Darrick Minner and Damon Jackson. The CES MMA veteran known as “Boston Strong” is still looking for his first winning streak in the promotion after alternating losses and wins for the duration of his 11-fight tenure.

Brown halted a two-bout skid in his lone appearance of 2021, as he garnered a split-decision triumph against Kai Kamaki III at UFC on ESPN 23 last May.

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