Dominick Reyes has been forced out of his fight against Carlos Ulberg at UFC Fight Night 241 on March 30th in Atlantic City, New Jersey for undisclosed reasons.
The UFC have already drafted in a suitable replacement fighter to face Ulberg instead though as Alonzo Menifield has now signed up to take the fight.
The 36-year-old Menifield is currently enjoying the best form of his 12-fight UFC run so far as he’s gone unbeaten in his last five bouts in the Octagon, taking him to No.12 in the light-heavyweigh rankings.
It’s a run that began with a TKO finish of Askar Mozharov followed by a KO stoppage of Misha Cirkunov in 2022. In 2023 he fought Jimmy Crute twice, going to a draw on the first occasion before winning via submission in the rematch, and then ended the year with a unanimous decision victory over Dustin Jacoby.
As for the 33-year-old Ulberg he’s banging on the door of the 205lb rankings after winning his last five fights in a row since losing in his UFC debut back in 2021.
Along the way he’s earned a decision victory over Fabio Cherant, followed by first round stoppages of Tafon Nchukwi (TKO), Nicolae Negumereanu (KO) and Ihor Potieria (TKO) and then a submission finish of Jung Da-un.
Menifield vs. Ulberg appears on a UFC Fight Night 241 card that will be headlined by Sean Brady vs. Vicente Luque, and also includes Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot and Chris Weidman vs. Bruno Silva.