Bryce Mitchell out of UFC 288 featherweight bout against Movsar Evloev, Diego Lopes steps in as replacement
The reason for his withdrawal is unknown. Diego Lopes, who has a record of 20-5, will be stepping in on short notice to fight Evloev. This is not the first time Evloev has had to face a replacement fighter; he was originally scheduled to fight Jonathan Pearce before he was replaced by Mitchell.
Evloev has been on a winning streak in his UFC career, with six straight decision wins against opponents such as Dan Ige and Hakeem Dawodu. Meanwhile, Lopes most recently won a match against Angel Rodriguez via second-round TKO in November.