Carlos Diego Ferreira needed a new opponent for UFC 231 after the withdraw of Jesse Ronson and now the fighter has one because a report from Aaron Bronsteter of TSN says Kyle Nelson accepted the short notice opportunity.
Ferreira (13-2-0) also enters the contest riding a two bout winning streak, with his wins coming over the duo of Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Jared Gordon. Ferreira is a former Legacy Fighting Championships Lightweight Champion, defeating Jorge Patino to win the gold at Legacy FC 25. Ferreira has suffered just two defeats as a professional MMA fighter, with those defeats coming against Dustin Poirier and Beneil Dariush.
Nelson (12-1-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this encounter and does so on the strength of a six fight winning streak. Nelson has suffered just a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came against Adrian Hadribeaj at Triple X Cagefighting: Legends 6. Nelson has picked up twelve wins as a professional MMA fighter, with four by KO/TKO, four by submission and four by decision.
UFC 231 takes place on Saturday, December 8 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Max Holloway and Brian Ortega headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.