A change has been made to a lightweight scrap set for UFC Fight Night 47, as Ross Pearson steps in to face Gray Maynard.
Maynard was originally scheduled to take on Fabricio Camoes, while Pearson was booked against Abel Trujillo. An injury has forced Trujillo out, while Camoes is expected to receive a new opponent soon.
The card is set for August 16 from Bangor, Maine with Ryan Bader taking on Ovince St. Preux in the main event.
Maynard (11-3-1) is a former two-time contender to the UFC title, fighting Frankie Edgar to a draw in 2011 and losing the rematch later that year to Edgar via knockout. He topped Clay Guida in 2012, but lost to T.J. Grant and Nate Diaz last year.
Pearson (15-7) was dealt a controversial decision defeat to Diego Sanchez this past June. He fought Melvin Guillard to a no-contest last October after back-to-back wins vs. Ryan Couture and George Sotiropoulos.
Below is the current lineup:
Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux
Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson
Heavyweight: Jack May vs. Shawn Jordan
Middleweight: Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson
Featherweight: Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta
Female Bantamweight: Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy
Welterweight: Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban
Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Lightweight: Fabricio Camoes vs. TBA
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