Dequan Townsend Steps In To Face Dalcha Lungiambula At UFC Minneapolis

By Cole Shelton Jun 26, 2019


Octagon newcomer Dequan Townsend will replace Justin Ledet on short notice and face Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC on ESPN 3 in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday.

MMAjunkie.com confirmed the new light heavyweight booking following an initial report from South African MMA writer Julian Kiewietz.

Townsend is 18-7 as a pro and is riding a four-fight winning streak, with his last win coming on Feb. 17. The 33-year-old has been fighting professionally since 2012 on the regional scene and now gets the call to the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Lungiambula, meanwhile, will also make his UFC debut on Saturday. “Champion” is 9-1 as a pro and is riding a five-fight winning streak. The South African native has only fought in Extreme Fighting Championships promotion.

UFC Minneapolis goes down on June 29 from the Target Center and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos.

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