Promotion officials announced the change on Tuesday. Nogueira was
pulled from the card due to a potential anti-doping violation
stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Sept. 27.
Additionally, a welterweight clash pitting Danny
Roberts against Sheldon
Westcott was also announced for the event.
Poland’s Blachowicz halted a two-bout skid in his most recent
outing at UFC Fight Night 118, where he submitted Devin Clark
with a rear-naked choke in the second round on Oct. 21. The
34-year-old KSW veteran is 3-4 during a promotional tenure that
also includes victories against Ilir Latifi