The light-weight struggle is predicted to happen as a part of the UFC occasion on Wednesday, Could 13. The occasion is the second of three being held in eight days at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Fla.
Wednesday, two folks with data of the scenario knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the focused reserving. They requested to stay nameless for the reason that promotion has but to make an official announcement.
In a latest interview with MMA Junkie, Hernandez (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) mentioned he hoped to struggle Dober (21-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) if his then-opponent Islam Makhachev couldn’t journey to the US.
“I noticed (Diego) Ferreira and (Drew) Dober had been matched up in Could,” Hernandez mentioned. “I think about each of these guys have been coaching and may be ready to step up. I’m additionally fascinated about them.”
Hernandez vs. Makhachev was purported to happen April 18 at UFC 249. Makhachev was faraway from the bout resulting from journey points. Hernandez was then booked towards Omar Morales, however the occasion was cancelled resulting from coronavirus.
As for Dober, he was booked towards Diego Ferreira at UFC on ESPN+ 32 initially scheduled for Oklahoma Metropolis, Okla. Nonetheless, the occasion was additionally canceled because of the pandemic.
The Could 13 card is predicted to air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+.
With the addition, the present UFC lineup for Could 13 consists of:
- Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
- Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
- Drew Dober vs. Alexander Hernandez