Kamaru Usman has been confirmed to fight Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 as Paulo Costa being ruled out.
Paulo Costa has been forced out of the break because of injury and Dana White on Wednesday confirmed his replacement.
Usman was a dominant champion at welterweight and will now move up to middleweigh 1 to face No 4 rated middleweight, Chimaev.
Usman was a dominant champion at welterweight and will now move up to middleweight.
The bout had been thrown into doubt when Costa was forced to undergo elbow surgery.
“You know what we’ve been dealing with this week. We just got the big fight done yesterday, the highly anticipated rematch in Abu Dhabi: Makhachev vs Volkanovski,” White said on social media.