Grant Dawson replaces Rafael Alves at UFC Vegas 53


MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck confirmed with sources with knowledge of the change that Dawson (17-1-1) will replace Rafael Alves to fight Jared Gordon (18-4) in a lightweight bout at UFC Vegas 53, which takes place at UFC APEX on April 30. The reason for Alves’ withdrawal has not been disclosed.

The new matchup was first reported by

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