Rafael Alves is out of UFC Vegas 53 bout against Jared Gordon, and now he will be replaced by Grant Dawson who agreed to the bout on short notice.
MMA Fighting confirmed that Dawson will replace Alves on April 30 against Jared Gordon at the UFC Fight Night event that will take place on April 30.
Grant Dawson is still undefeated in the UFC. He was on a five-fight winning streak before having a draw against Ricky Glenn in October 2021. His last victory came against Leonardo Santos. Dawson got a finish via KO in the third round.
On the other hand, Jared Gordon is on a three-fight winning streak and is coming off a split decision victory against Joe Solecki. Before him, Gordon defeated Danny Chavez and Chris Fishgold.
Now, these Lightweights will collide at UFC Vegas 53 which will be headlined by Rob Font vs Marlon Vera Bantamweight bout.