Report: Derrick Krantz Steps In At UFC Fight Night Rochester


Vicente Luque needed a new opponent for UFC Fight Night Rochester and now he has one according to Nolan King of Flo Combat as Derrick Krantz has agreed to replace Neil Magny.

Luque (15-6-1) enters the contest while in the midst of a four fight winning streak, defeating the four pack of Niko PriceChad LapriseJalin Turner and Bryan Barberena. Luque hasn’t suffered a defeat in over two years, with that last loss coming to Leon Edwards via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 107 in March of 2017. Luque has suffered six losses as a professional MMA fighter, but none of those defeats came by way of KO/TKO.

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Krantz (22-10-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this bout and does so on the strength of a two fight winning streak. Krantz is a former Legacy Fighting Alliance Welterweight Champion, defeating Ben Neumann to win the gold at LFA 12. Krantz has suffered eight losses as a professional MMA fighter and five of them have come to UFC and/or Bellator MMA veterans.

UFC Fight Night Rochester takes place on Saturday, May 18 from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York with Rafael Dos Anjos and Kevin Lee headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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