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Alonzo Menifield Steps Up: Faces Carlos Ulberg at UFC Atlantic City After Dominick Reyes' Withdrawal

Ulberg will face Menifield at UFC Atlantic City
Alonzo Menifield vs Carlos Ulberg

In an unexpected turn of events, two-time UFC title challenger Dominick Reyes has been forced to withdraw from his anticipated return at UFC Atlantic City. Stepping into the spotlight in his place is Alonzo Menifield, who is now set to face Carlos Ulberg in the promotion's return to New Jersey on March 30.

The announcement of this matchup came on Tuesday, leaving fans curious about the reasons behind Reyes' sudden absence. Initially slated for UFC 297, Reyes faced a delay in his return due to an injury suffered by Ulberg. However, the tables have turned, and now it's Reyes who finds himself unable to compete for undisclosed reasons.

Alonzo Menifield, a 36-year-old Contender Series veteran, seizes the opportunity to build on his impressive five-fight unbeaten streak. This streak, marked by victories over notable opponents like Dustin Jacoby, Jimmy Crute, and Misha Cirkunov, showcases Menifield's prowess since joining the UFC roster in 2018. With an overall record of 15-3-1, Menifield aims to continue his momentum against the formidable Ulberg, who boasts a streak of five straight wins at light heavyweight.

Carlos Ulberg's most recent victory came spectacularly, dispatching Jung Da-un via rear-naked choke submission at UFC 293. Now, he faces the challenge presented by Menifield in a matchup that promises fireworks in the light heavyweight division. As Menifield steps up to the occasion, fans can expect an intense showdown between two fighters eager to make their mark. 

Menifield vs. Ulberg is a pivotal addition to the growing lineup for UFC Atlantic City, with the main event featuring a welterweight clash between Vicente Luque and Sean Brady in a five-round spectacle. 

Stay tuned as these warriors enter the Octagon, ready to write the next chapter in their MMA journey.


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