Natividad, who was a replacement for original opponent Ricky
Simon, has been pulled from the matchup with Kelleher for
undisclosed reasons. As a result, Ray
Rodriguez, who weighed in as a backup fighter on Friday, will
get the call to square off against the featherweight known as
MMAFighting.com was first to report the change.
Rodriguez competed on Season 3 of Dana White’s Contender Series,
where he suffered a third-round TKO loss to Tony
Gravely in August 2019. The 32-year-old Texan returned to the
win column with a submission triumph over Andrew
Perez at Combat Americas “San Antonio” this past November.
UFC Fight Night 175 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is
headlined by a heavyweight clash between Alistair
Overeem and Augusto
Sakai. The card streams on ESPN+.