The UFC has announced that due to an injury, Alex White (10-2) who is set to face Filipino Mark Eddiva will be replaced by Mutant MMA’s Levan Makashvili (6-1) in UFC Fight Night Manila: Edgar vs. Faber. Makashivli will bring an almost perfect record to Manila on May 16th to face Mark Eddiva. Both have verbally agreed to the new match-up.
This will be Levan Makashvili’s debut fight in the octagon. “The Hornet” started his career at 5-0 with three of those wins coming by knockout. Makashvili lost his first fight in August of 2014 to Alexandre Bezerra in a close majority decision. The two competed in a rematch four months later which Makashvili won in a lopsided decision.
Here is a compilation of his fights in the independent scene:
In other UFC Fight Night Manila: Edgar vs. Faber news:
Roger Zapata is also out of the UFC Fight Night Manila: Edgar vs. Faber, this means that UFC welterweight Li Jingliang has a new opponent and will now face Brazilian Dhiego Lima (11-3-0, fighting out of Atlanta, Georgia, USA). Lima was on Team Edgar on TUF 19 and has a clocked up an impressive five wins by submission and three knockouts.
UFC Fight Night Manila Updated Card
May 16, 2015 – SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
Featherweight Bout: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber
Middleweight Bout: Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou
Middleweight Bout: Mark Muñoz vs. Luke Barnatt
Welterweight Bout: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Neil Magny
Featherweight Bout: Phillipe Nover vs. Yui Chul Nam
Lightweight Bout: Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck
Featherweight Bout: Mark Eddiva vs. Levan Makashvili
Lightweight Bout: Zhang Lipeng vs. Kajan Johnson
Bantamweight Bout: Royston Wee vs. Ning Guangyou
Flyweight Bout: Nolan Ticman vs. Yao Zhikui
Welterweight Bout: Li Jingliang vs. Dhiego Lima
Flyweight Bout: Roldan Sangcha-An vs. Jon Delos Reyes