Bryan Barberena draws late replacement Darian Weeks at UFC on ESPN 31

Bryan Barberena will undoubtedly battle on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 31.

After initial challenger Matt Brown was required to withdraw from the occasion due to a favorable COVID-19 test, Darian Weeks has actually accepted action in and battle Barberena in a welterweight bout.

The UFC revealed the brand-new match in between Barberena (15-8 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 6-6 UFC) and Weeks (5-0 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 0-0 UFC) following a preliminary report from mixed martial arts reporter Marcel Dorff.

UFC on ESPN 31 occurs at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas. The whole card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

Barberena, 32, has simply one success in his previous 4 battles. 2 of those efficiencies, consentaneous choice losses to Vicente Luque and Jason Witt, won “Fight of the Night.” 4 of his 6 UFC wins have actually ended inside the range.

Weeks, 28, on the other hand, will try to contribute to his unbeaten record in a short-notice launching. He hasn’t completed given that LFA 99 in February, however has actually completed his challenger in all of his profession success so far.

The current UFC on ESPN 31 lineup now consists of:


  • Rob Typeface vs. Jose Aldo

  • Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell

  • Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos

  • Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill

  • Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis

  • Bryan Barberena vs. Darian Weeks

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  • Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic

  • Manel Kape vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov

  • Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells

  • Mallory Martin vs. Cheyanne Vlismas

  • William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield

  • Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Claudio Puelles

  • Azamat Murzakanov vs. Jared Vanderaa

  • Mickey Gall vs. Alex Morono

  • Vince Morales vs. Louis Smolka


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.