Next month’s UFC on Fuel 3 lineup has undergone a minor change after lightweight Cody McKenzie revealed he would no longer be facing Aaron Riley at the event as expected but was instead taking on newcomer Marcus Levesseur. No reason was given for Riley’s withdrawal from the May 15 match-up.
“I was fighting a good banger, Aaron Riley; now I’m fighting a good wrestler…,” revealed McKenzie through Twitter.
Levesseur holds an overall record of 21-5 with seventeen stoppages to his credit with ten by way of TKO. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak including an opening round knockout of Ultimate Fighter alumnus Brian Geraghty.
Though he has been submitted twice in his career, neither finish involved a Guillotine Choke, i.e. McKenzie’s go-to technique. McKenzie will likely be fighting for his job in the bout after coming up short in both of his 2011 outings.
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