Following an injury to original opponent Johnny Eduardo, rising bantamweight star Michael McDonald will now face UFC newcomer Alex Soto at UFC 139.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com.
Alex Soto makes his UFC debut with a 6-0-1 record, having fought most frequently in “Ultimate Warrior Challenge” in Mexico.
The California based fighter most recently competed in Deep in Japan going to a draw with Seiji Akao back in June.
Soto moves over to the UFC on just over a week’s notice to try and become only the second fighter to hand McDonald a loss in his pro career.