UFC officials announced that Alex Reyes will face Nasrat Haqparast in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 127 March 17 at The O2 in London.
Reyes (13-3) looks for his first UFC victory as he was knocked out by Mike Perry at UFC Fight NIght 118 in September in a short-notice UFC debut. The 31-year-old has won 13 of his last 14 fights. Haqparast (8-2) had his eight-fight win streak snapped his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 118, dropping a decision to Marcin Held. That loss was the only time the 22-year-old has gone the distance in his career. Here’s an updated look at the card.
Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Paul Craig
Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitry Poberezhets
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Reyes