Marcelo Rojo replaces Steve Garcia, fights Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night 187

Marcelo Rojo has a brand-new date and challenger for his UFC launching.

The Argentine handles Charles Jourdain (10-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-2-1 UFC) in a featherweight contest at UFC Battle Night 187 on March 13 at the UFC Pinnacle in Las Vegas. Rojo (16-6 Mixed Martial Arts) changes Steve Garcia, who needed to withdraw from the card due an injury.

Mixed Martial Arts Addict verified the reservation following with 2 individuals with understanding of the offer following a preliminary report from Entre Beats. Individuals asked to stay confidential since UFC authorities have yet to officially verify the contest.

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Rojo was initially set up to function as a replacement challenger for Raoni Barcelos at Saturday’s UFC Battle Night 186, however Barcelos needed to withdraw from the battle due to a favorable COVID-19 test. Now, Rojo gets a 2nd possibility at a UFC launching, handling Jourdain.

Jourdain is coming off a draw versus Josh Culibao back in October at UFC on ESPN 16. Prior to the draw, Culibao had actually suffered a loss to veteran Andre Fili.

UFC Battle Night 187 streams reside on ESPN+.

With the addition to the card, the UFC Battle Night 187 lineup now consists of:

  • Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad

  • Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez

  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt

  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula

  • Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker

  • Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart

  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Don Madge

  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

  • Ray Rodriguez vs. Rani Yahya

  • Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell

  • Matheus Nicolau vs. Tagir Ulanbekov

  • Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.