Promotion officials announced the change on Thursday. UFC Fight
Night takes place at TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and
is headlined by a pivotal welterweight showdown between Rory
MacDonald and Stephen
Thompson. A reason for Yamamoto’s withdrawal was not
A Bellator and Tachi Palace Fights veteran, Soto made his Octagon
debut in a 135-pound title bout against T.J.
Dillashaw after original foe Renan Barao
had weight-cut issues heading into the UFC 177 headliner. Soto lost
that bout via fifth-round knockout and has since suffered defeats
Birchak and Michinori
Tanaka in his next two promotional appearances.
After winning his first two UFC bouts, Beal went 0-2 in 2015,
falling to Chris
Kelades via split decision and Neil Seery by