The UFC has zoned in on a brand new opponent for Daniel Rodriguez. Enter Gabriel Inexperienced.

Tuesday, MMA Junkie reported Rodriguez’s unique opponent Kevin Holland was faraway from UFC on ESPN 9 after struggling an harm.

The promotion is presently finalizing a bout between Inexperienced (9-2 MMA, 0-0) and Rodriguez (11-1 MMA, 1-Zero UFC) for the occasion, sources with information of the state of affairs confirmed to MMA Junkie on Tuesday.

UFC on ESPN 9 is predicted to happen Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, pending approval from the Nevada Athletic Fee. The occasion airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

A former Bellator competitor, Inexperienced has turned heads on the regional scene for his present six-fight ending streak. In 9 skilled victories, Inexperienced has by no means gone the space – with 5 submissions and 4 TKOs.

As for Rodriguez, the Dana White’s Contender Collection alumnus is driving excessive off a submission victory over Tim Means in February. The Donald Cerrone protege has received eight straight fights.

With the change, the UFC on ESPN 9 lineup contains:

  • Gilbert Burns vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai
  • Gabriel Inexperienced vs. Daniel Rodriguez
  • Roosevelt Roberts vs. Brok Weaver
  • Hannah Cifers vs. Mackenzie Dern
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko
  • Spike Carlyle vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill
  • Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Royval
  • Casey Kenney vs. Louis Smolka
  • Chris Gutierrez vs. Vince Morales