Colby Covington replaces Sean Spencer, meets Mike Pyle at UFC 187

Sean Spencer recently pulled out of his UFC 187 bout against Mike Pyle due to an injury and replacing Spencer in this bout will be Colby Covington.UFC 187

The new fight booking was announced by the UFC on Saturday.

UFC 187 will come from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23 and will be headlined by a vacant title bout as Anthony Johnson meets Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title.

Covington (7-0) entered the UFC last year and have won both of his fights in the UFC by submission. His last victory came in November as he submission Wagner Silva at UFC Fight Night 56. Pyle (26-10-1) comes into this fight following a TKO defeat against Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night 49. He has dropped two of his last three fights and both of those defeats have come by TKO/KO in the first round.

The current UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier fight card is below.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Anthony Johnson (19-4) vs. Daniel Cormier (15-1)
Chris Weidman (12-0) vs. Vitor Belfort (24-10)
Donald Cerrone (27-6, 1NC) vs. John Makdessi (13-3)
Travis Browne (17-2-1) vs. Andrei Arlovski (23-10, 1NC)
Joseph Benavidez (21-4) vs. John Moraga (16-3)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
John Dodson (16-6) vs. Zach Makovsky (19-5)
Dong Hyun Kim (19-3-1, 1NC) vs. Josh Burkman (27-11)
Uriah Hall (10-4) vs. Rafael Natal (19-6-1)
Rose Namajunas (2-2) vs. Nina Ansaroff (6-4)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Mike Pyle (26-10-1) vs. Colby Covington (7-0)
Islam Makhachev (11-0) vs. Leo Kuntz (17-7-1)
Justin Scoggins (9-2) vs. Josh Sampo (11-4)