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Dmitry Poberezhets gets new opponent for UFC 211

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Dmitry Poberezhets has a new opponent for his Octagon debut at UFC 211.

With Jarjis Danho forced out of the heavyweight bout due to an injury, the Ukrainian fighter is now set to take on Chase Sherman on May 13 in Dallas. The UFC announced the change.

Poberezhets (24-5-1, 1 NC) will walk to the Octagon for the first time after a 15-fight unbeaten streak in European events between 2012 and 2016, with only one win by way of decision.

Sherman (9-3), on the other hand, is still looking for his first UFC win after back-to-back defeats to Justin Ledet and Walt Harris. Before signing with the promotion, Sherman scored his nine professional victories by first-round knockout or TKO.

UFC 211 will take place at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, and feature a heavyweight title bout between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos in the main event. UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will co-headline the card versus Jessica Andrade.

The UFC’s return to Dallas also includes a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal, former champion Frankie Edgar taking on rising prospect Yair Rodriguez, a flyweight clash between Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis, and the return of Eddie Alvarez to the cage against Dustin Poirier.

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