Tom Lawlor out of UFC Dublin; UFC seeking a replacement

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Unfortunately, UFC Ireland on July 19th has lost one of it’s biggest names just three weeks out.

American Tom Lawlor (9-5) has been forced to pull out of his light-heavyweight bout with Swede Ilir Latifi. The UFC is now looking for a replacement for Latifi. The news was first broken by mmajunkie.com

Irishman Chris Fields seems the obvious replacement after contesting the most recent season of the Ultimate Fighter as a 205 pounder. Fans of Fields, a former Cage Warriors middleweight champion, have campaigned for a place in the UFC after his elimination and this may be the perfect opportunity for both him and the promotion.

Headlining the card will be Fields’ teammate Conor McGregor who takes on fellow top-15 featherweight Diego Brandao. The event sold out in a matter of moments. Check out the fight card below.

MAIN CARD

Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao

Zak Cummings vs. Gunnar Nelson

Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett

Naoyuki Kotani vs. Norman Parke

PRELIM CARD

Ilir Latifi vs. TBA

Phil Harris vs. Neil Seery

Mike King vs. Cathal Pendred

Trevor Smith vs. Tor Troeng

Cody Donovan vs. Nikita Krylov

Patrick Holohan vs. Josh Sampo

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