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Jason Knight replaces 'Korean Zombie' at UFC 214 in Anaheim

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Ricardo Lamas has a new opponent for next month’s UFC 214 event.

UFC officials today announced Jason Knight (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and has stepped in for injured featherweight Chan Sung Jung (14-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and now meet Lamas (17-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC). Jung’s injury was revealed this past week.

UFC 214 takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the fight card hasn’t been finalized.

Lamas is No. 5 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings. Knight is an honorable mention and just outside the top 15.

Lamas, a former title challenger, is coming off a second-round guillotine win over Charles Oliveira this past November at UFC Fight Night 98, which earned “Performance of the Night” honors. The 35-year-old vet is 4-2 since falling short to then-champ Jose Aldo at UFC 169 in 2014.

Knight looks for his fifth straight win and is coming off back-to-back stoppage victories over Alex Caceres or Chas Skelly, both of which eared “Performance of the Night” honors. The 24-year-old has three overall bonuses with his current four-fight winning streak.

The latest UFC 214 card includes:

  • Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title
  • Cristiane Justino vs. TBA
  • Dooho Choi vs. Andre Fili
  • Jason Knight vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran
  • Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
  • Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorkowski
  • Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
  • Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
  • Sage Northcutt vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega
  • Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie