Dan Ige will get to remain on the UFC Fight Night 187 card.
According to ESPN, Gavin Tucker will step up to face Ige after original foe Ryan Hall withdrew from the event due to an injury suffered in training. Ige wanted to make every effort to remain on the March 13 card because he has a baby coming in April. Tucker had previously been tabbed to face Cub Swanson on May 1.
UFC Fight Night 187 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a welterweight showdown between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad. The event is expected to stream in its entirety on ESPN+.
Tucker enters the matchup on a three-bout winning streak within the Las Vegas-based promotion. The 34-year-old Titans MMA product last appeared at UFC 256, where he outpointed Billy Quarantillo on Dec. 12. Tucker is 13-1 as a professional, with 10 of those triumphs coming inside the distance.
Ige had a six-bout promotional winning streak snapped in his last outing, when he dropped a five-round verdict to Calvin Kattar at UFC on ESPN 13 this past July. The 29-year-old Xtreme Couture product owns notable wins over Edson Barboza and Mirsad Bektic in the Octagon.
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