Report: Darren Stewart Replaces Vitor Miranda At UFC On Fox 26


Vitor Miranda has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been pulled from UFC On Fox 26, replacing him against Julian Marquez is going to be Darren Stewart.

Farah Hannoun first reported the change to the card.

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Stewart (7-2-0-1NC) is currently winless under the UFC banner, dropping fights to Francimar Barroso and Karl Roberson. Stewart has also earned four victories in Cage Warriors competition, the last win in the promotion came over Boubacar Balde at CWFC 77. Stewart hasn’t earned a win in over a year.

Marquez (6-1-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight, but he did earn a victory on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 4. Marquez will also enter this fight on the strength of a four fight winning streak, which includes a win over UFC veteran Matt Hamill. Marquez also fought once in Bellator MMA, dropping a fight to Chris Harris by unanimous decision at Bellator 150.

UFC On Fox 26 takes place on Saturday, December 16 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.

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