Vicente Luque has a new opponent for Saturday night’s UFC Rochester event.
Neil Magny withdrew from the scheduled welterweight co-main event on Monday, then Tuesday, he revealed he had to drop out due to a potential USADA violation.
Now, Luque will square off against a longtime regional competitor eager to make a big first impression.
Derrick Krantz has signed to the UFC, and will face Luque on Saturday night. His Longview MMA/Team 515 gym broke the news over Instagram:
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Krantz (22-10), out of Marshall, Texas, has won two straight fights and five of his past six. Twenty of his 22 career wins are by way of a finish.
Luque (15-6-1 MMA; 8-2 UFC) is riding a four-fight winning streak. His memorable victory over Bryan Barberena at UFC on ESPN 1 is almost certain to place high on the Fight of the Year list.
UFC on ESPN+ 10 takes place Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. The card streams on ESPN+.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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