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UFC Fight Night 79: New Main Event Announced

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Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 79, as Jorge Masvidal replaces Thiago Alves.

The change was confirmed during the FOX Sports 1 prelims for UFC 193 Saturday night.

Set for November 28 from Seoul, South Korea and the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, the entire card airs live on UFC Fight Pass beginning early in the morning.

Henderson (22-5) has won 10 of 13 Octagon fights, while Masvidal (29-9) sports a 6-2 UFC mark. This bout will take place at 170 pounds.

Masvidal was scheduled to meet Dong Hyun Kim in the co-main event. There has been no update on the status of Kim for the card.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/8 a.m. ET)

Welterweight: Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal

Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. TBA

Welterweight: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina

Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Dominique Steele

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/4:45 a.m. ET)

Featherweight: Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia

Featherweight: Yui Chul Nam vs. Mike de la Torre

Lightweight: Tae Hyun Bang vs. Leo Kuntz

Middleweight: Dongi Yang vs. Jake Collier

Flyweight: Fredy Serrano vs. Yao Zhikui

Bantamweight: Marcos Beltran vs. Ning Guangyou

Strawweight: Cortney Casey vs. Seo Hee Ham

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