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UFC 187: Colby Covington Steps In To Face Mike Pyle

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For the first time in his UFC career, Colby Covington will get to compete in the United States, as he takes on Mike Pyle at UFC 187. Covington replaces Sean Spencer, the original opponent for Pyle.

Set for May 23 from Las Vegas, the card features both the light heavyweight and middleweight titles on the line.

Covington (7-0) is 2-0 since joining the UFC last year, scoring submission wins over Wagner Silva and Wang Anying in Brazil and China. The American Top Team fighter is a former standout college wrestler at Oregon State University.

Pyle (26-10) is coming off a first round TKO loss to Jordan Mein, but is 5-2 in his last seven overall.

Below is the current lineup:

Vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi

Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga

Flyweight: John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky

Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Josh Burkman

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal

Female Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff

Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle

Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Leo Kuntz

Flyweight: Justin Scoggins vs. Josh Sampo

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