Two changes have been made to UFC Fight Night Boston this Sunday a card that is headlined by Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw will take on former Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz.
Mairbek Taisumov has been forced to withdraw from lightweight fight due to visa issues. Chris Wade will now take on TUF 22 Alumni Mehdi Baghdad.
Wade has a MMA record of 10-1 and a UFC record of 3-0. His latest win was via unanimous decision against Christos Giagos at UFC Fight Night 68 in June of 2015. The Frenchman Baghdad has a MMA record of 11-3. His latest win was a TKO punch against Zach Juusola at RFA 21 back in December of 2014.
Abdul-Kerim Edilov has also been forced to withdraw from the Light-Heavyweight Fight due to a knee injury. It will now be Francimar Barroso taking on newcomer Elvis Mutapcic.
Francimar Barroso has a MMA record of 17-4 and UFC record of 2-1. His latest win was unanimous decision against Ryan Jimmo at UFC Fight Night 67 in May 2015. Elvis Mutapcic has a MMA record of 15-3. His latest fight was a submission punches win against Sean Huffman at MCC 59 in June of 2015.
UFC Fight Night Boston Main Card
TJ Dillashaw v Dominick Cruz (UFC bantamweight title)
Anthony Pettis v Eddie Alvarez (lightweight)
Travis Browne v Matt Mitrione (heavyweight)
Ross Pearson v Francisco Trinaldo (lightweight)
UFC Fight Night Boston TV Prelims
Patrick Cote v Ben Saunders (welterweight)
Mehdi Baghdad v Chris Wade (lightweight)
Tim Boetsch v Ed Herman (light heavyweight)
Maximo Blanco v Luke Sanders (featherweight)
UFC Fight Night Boston Fight Pass Prelims
Paul Felder v Daron Cruickshank (lightweight)
Ilir Latifi v Sean O’Connell (light heavyweight)
Charles Rosa v Jimy Hettes (featherweight)
Rob Font v Joey Gomez (bantamweight)
Francimar Barroso v Elvis Mutapcic (light heavyweight)