Frank Camacho a late replacement next week at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore

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Li Jingliang has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 111 event.

Welterweight Jonathan Meunier (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered an injury and is out of his fight with welterweight Jingliang (12-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC), and newcomer Frank Camacho (20-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement.

Jingliang confirmed the change following a report from straitstimes.com (via Twitter):

UFC Fight Night 111 takes place June 17 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, and the entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET (1:30 a.m. PT). Jingliang vs. Camacho is slated for the prelims.

Jingliang, a 29-year-old Chinese fighter, enters the fight on his first UFC winning streak. “The Leech” has put together back-to-back knockout wins over Bobby Nash at UFC on FOX 23 in January and Anton Zafir at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale in July, breaking out of the win-one, lose-one trend that kicked off his UFC tenure.

He meets Camacho, a 28-year-old from Guam who was raised in Saipan. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu notable, who was bounced from “The Ultimate Fighter 16” in the elimination round back in 2012, finally enters the UFC while on a 5-1 run with five stoppages. Since turning pro in 2005 as a 16-year-old and fighting for organizations such as Pacific Xtreme Combat and Rites of Passage 21, he’s posted 18 stoppages (15 knockouts) in 20 career wins.

The full UFC Fight Night 111 lineup now includes:

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

  • Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Colby Covington vs. Dong Hyun Kim
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 a.m. ET)

  • Takanori Gomi vs. Jon Tuck
  • Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris
  • Ulka Sasaki vs. Justin Scoggins
  • Frank Camacho vs. Li Jingliang
  • Russell Doane vs. Kwan Ho Kwak
  • Carls John de Tomas vs. Naoki Inoue
  • Ji Yeon Kim vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • Alex Caceres vs. Rolando Gabriel

For more on UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie