UFC 287 is experiencing a last-minute shakeup in their heavyweight lineup. According to an anonymous to see Chase Sherman take on Karl Williams at the upcoming pay-per-view event at Miami-Dade Arena. UFC Brazil has also confirmed the newly organized matchup. Williams is stepping in for fan-favorite Chris Barnett, who had to back out of the bout due to undisclosed reasons.
Despite this change, UFC fans can still hope to witness a competitive bout, as Williams comes to the ring with five consecutive wins under his belt, the most recent of which was his unanimous decision victory in his octagon debut versus Lukasz Brzeski at UFC Las Vegas, which took place just a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Sherman is ready to step back in the ring for his 15th fight in the octagon. The Vanilla Gorilla will be eager to bounce back from his recent loss against Waldo Cortes-Acosta via a decision. Earlier, he put a halt to Jared Vanderaa’s reign in the third round four months prior.
While the last-minute switch might throw some fans off, it’s worth noting that UFC 287 promises to be a thrilling event. The upcoming pay-per-view event will showcase a middleweight championship rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya.