OREANDA-NEWS Russian mixed martial artist (MMA) Roman Kopylov will replace Chris Curtis at the UFC Fight Night tournament, which will be held on September 16. This is reported by MMA Fighting.

The American suffered a rib injury and will not be able to fight with compatriot Anthony Hernandez. Instead, a Russian will enter the octagon, for whom the fight will be the second in two months.

Kopylov defeated Brazilian Claudio Ribeiro by knockout at UFC 291 on July 29. Before that, he won two more fights ahead of schedule in the framework of the promotion.

The Russian made his UFC debut in 2019. In total, he spent 13 fights in MMA, in which he won 11 victories and suffered two defeats.