The change comes as a result of an injury to Luke
forced him to withdraw from the event’s originally scheduled
headliner against Ronaldo
Souza. The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed the change on
Wednesday. Whittaker-Brunson will now be a five-round fight.
UFC Fight Night takes place at Rod Laver Arena on Nov. 26 — Nov. 27
in Australia. The evening’s main card airs on Fox Sports 1.
Whittaker, 25, is currently riding the momentum of a five-bout
winning streak. The Sydney native was successful in his first
appearance of 2016, taking a unanimous verdict against Rafael
Natal at UFC 197 on April 23. “The Reaper” is 7-2 during his
Brunson has also been victorious in five straight contests,
including a first-round stoppage of Uriah Hall in
his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night “Poirier vs. Johnson” on
Sept. 17. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative also owns first-round
finishes of Roan
Carneiro, Sam Alvey and
Herman during that streak.