A reported bout for this month’s UFC Fight Night 44 is now official as Johnny Case is replacing Frank Trevino against Joe Ellenberger and the fight will be the opening bout on the main card.
The new fight booking was recently added to the official fight card on the UFC website.
UFC Fight Night 44 will come from the AT&T Center and will be headlined by Cub Swanson meeting Jeremy Stephens in a scheduled five round featherweight bout.
Case (13-4) is the latest Resurrection Fighting Alliance fighter to sign with the UFC and he is currently on a seven fight winning streak. His last fight took place in October of last year as he defeated E.J. Brooks by split decision at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 10.
Ellenberger (14-1) was scheduled to make his UFC debut in April, but the fight was canceled on the week of the event when his opponent got injured. He is currently on a two fight winning streak and twelve of his victories have come by TKO/KO or submission.
The current UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens fight card is below.
Main Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Cub Swanson (20-5) vs. Jeremy Stephens (23-9)
Kelvin Gastelum (8-0) vs. Nico Musoke (12-2, 1NC)
Andrew Craig (9-2) vs. Cezar Ferreira (7-3)
Ricardo Lamas (13-3) vs. Hacran Dias (21-2-1)
Clint Hester (10-3) vs. Antonio Brago Neto (9-1, 1NC)
Joe Ellenberger (14-1) vs. Johnny Case (13-4)
Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Colton Smith (3-3) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (9-0)
Johnny Beford (19-10, 1NC) vs. Cody Gibson (11-4)
Marcelo Guimaraes (8-1-1) vs. Andy Enz (7-1)
Ryan Benoit (7-3) vs. Ray Borg (6-1)
Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT_
Anthony Hamilton (12-2) vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk (48-9-1)