Steven Ray signs with UFC, replaces an injured Jason Saggo at UFC Fight Night 64 against Marcin Bandel

Jason Saggo recently pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 64 against Marcin Bandel due to rupturing his Achilles tendon in training and replacing Saggo in the bout will be UFC newcomer Steven Ray.UFC Fight Night 64

The fight change was announced by the UFC on Monday.

UFC Fight Night 64 will come from the Krakow Arena and will be headlined by Mirko Cro Cop meeting Gabriel Gonzaga in a rematch.

Ray (16-5) has won back to back fights and was the Cage Warriors lightweight champion. His most recent win came in November as he defeated Curt Warburton by rear-naked choke submission at Cage Warriors 73. Bandel (13-3) lost his UFC debut last year when he was defeated by Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 53. The defeat snapped twelve fight winning streak and all of those wins came by submission in the first round.

The current UFC Fight Night  64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop II fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (Fight Pass – 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT)
Gabriel Gonzaga (16-9) vs. Mirko Cro Cop (30-11-2, 1NC)
Jan Blachowicz (18-3) vs. Jimi Manuwa (14-1)
Bartosz Fabinski (11-2) vs. Garreth McLellan (12-2)
Joanne Calderwood (9-0) vs. Maryna Moroz (5-0)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 11:45 a.m. ET/8:45 a.m. PT)
Pawel Pawlak (10-1) vs. Sheldon Westcott (8-2-1)
Sergio Moraes (8-2) vs. Mickael Lebout (13-3-1, 1NC)
Seth Baczynski (19-12) vs. Leon Edwards (8-2)
Daniel Omielanczuk (16-4-1, 1NC) vs. Anthony Hamilton (13-4)
Izabela Badurek (5-2) vs. Aleksandra Albu (1-0)
Marcin Bandel (13-3) vs. Steven Ray (16-5)
Taylor Lapilus (8-1) vs. Rocky Lee (3-0)