Jack Shore needed a new opponent for UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige after the withdrawal of Anderson Dos Santos and now he has one in the form of Aaron Phillips.
MMA Junkie first reported the news and the bout is still expected to be a part of the preliminary card.
Shore (12-0-0) has already picked up one win in UFC competition and that came over Nohelin Hernandez at UFC Fight Night Copenhagen. Shore is a former Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion, but he relinquished the belt upon signing with the UFC last year. Shore has picked up twelve wins as a professional MMA fighter and seven of them came by way of submission.
Phillips (12-3-0) went winless during his first run in the UFC, dropping bouts to the duo of Sam Sicilia and Matt Hobar. Phillips enters the contest riding a six fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in over five years. Phillips once took a three year break from MMA competition, with that extended vacation lasting from 2015 to 2018.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige takes place on Wednesday, July 15 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be revealed.