Dhiego Lima (pictured) will fight Belal Muhammad in a welterweight bout at a Dec. 19 UFC event | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
“Remember the Name” has a new name for his next fight.
MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the change that Dhiego Lima (15-7) will replace Sean Brady in a welterweight bout opposite Belal Muhammad (17-3) at a Dec. 19 UFC event in Las Vegas. Brady has been forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed issue.
The new booking was first reported by MMA Junkie.
Lima competes for the first time in 2020 after a neck injury removed him from a February booking against Alex Morono at UFC 247. The two-time Ultimate Fighter contestant has won three straight fights, taking split nods against Luke Jumeau and Court McGee after scoring a first-round knockout of Chad Laprise.
Muhammad is also on a three-fight win streak. In his most recent outing this past June, he defeated Lyman Good by unanimous decision and earned wins over Takashi Sato and Curtis Millender in 2019. Muhammad’s UFC record stands at 8-3 and he has won seven of his last eight fights.