Luke Rockhold Hurt, Chris Weidman Now Meets “Jacare” Souza
An injury to Luke Rockhold has scrapped plans for a rematch with Chris Weidman next month at UFC 230.
Instead, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will take on Weidman in the co-main event from New York City and Madison Square Garden.
With the change, Souza’s old opponent for the night, David Branch, now takes on Jared Cannonier.
Jared Cannonier has accepted the fight against David Branch, per Dana White. Branch stays on the UFC 230 card, after Jacare moves to Weidman.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 20, 2018
Rockhold bowed out of the co-main event due to several injuries, according to multiple sources.
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The card features Daniel Cormier defending his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis.
UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis Fight Card
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Chris Weidman
Middleweight: Jared Cannonier vs. David Branch
Middleweight: Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
Bantamweight: Lyman Good vs. Sultan Aliev
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
Lightweight: Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Middleweight: Karl Roberson vs. Jack Marshman
Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Featherweight: Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
Featherweight: Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Heavyweight: Ruslan Magomedov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima