AG Fight is reporting that Miguel Baeza isn't locking horns with Mickey Gall at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 178 event after Gall pulled out of the scheduled contest due to an undisclosed injury. Instead, Baeza will clash with UFC newcomer Jeremiah Wells.
Baeza, 9-0, a Dana White’s Contender Series alum earned his UFC contract after edging Victor Reyna back in June 2019. After joining the big leagues, he scored two second-round TKO victories at the expense of Hector Aldana at UFC Fight Night 161 and Matt Brown UFC on ESPN 8.
Former Cage Fury Fighting Championships champion Wells (8-2-1) is making his first Octagon walkout by riding a two-streak bout. In his latest cage appearance, he submitted Marco Smallman via rear-naked choke in the second stanza of their CFFC 78 championship encounter. Wells also captured the Classic Entertainment and Sports MMA belt when he overcame Jason Norwood via decision at CES MMA 52 back in 2018.
UFC Fight Night 178 will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Sept. 19. The card’s headliner is a welterweight clash between former 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley and ex-interim divisional king Colby Covington. The bill will also feature the return of UFC's latest sensation Khamzat Chimaev, who will square off with Gerald Meerschaert.