Unbeaten Canadian prospect Jonathan Meunier will replace his injured Tristar teammate Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 89 against Colby Covington. It will be Meunier’s promotional debut. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Friday.
Meunier (7-0) is unbeaten through his first seven fights, finishing all of his opponents. The Quebec native is coming off a submission win over Francis Charbonneau in his last outing on May 21.
Covington (8-1) suffered his first career loss in his last fight at UFC 194 to rising welterweight Warlley Alves. Covington hopes to rebound from the defeat and ruin Meunier’s UFC debut.