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Chris Gruetzemacher out, Martin Bravo gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Bravo vs Puelles Etzel Espinosa-USA TODAY Sports

Another Latin American fighter has been added to the UFC Fight Night 114 lineup.

Peru’s Humberto Bandenay will be stepping in on three weeks’ notice to replace Chris Gruetzemacher and take on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America season 3 winner Martin Bravo on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 114. The news was announced by UFC Español on Wednesday.

Bandenay, who’s 13-4 as a professional MMA fighter, is currently riding a five-fight win streak and has already competed twice this year. The 22-year-old UFC newcomer trains out of Team Omaya in Calif.

Meanwhile, Bravo hasn’t competed since defeating Claudio Puelles to become the TUF: Latin America 3 lightweight champion back in November. Mexico’s Bravo is one of the best prospects to come out of the TUF: Latin America series, as he sports an unbeaten record of 11-0 at only 23 years of age. Bravo trains out of Entram Gym along UFC fighters Brandon Moreno, Polo Reyes, Alejandro Perez and more.

UFC Fight Night 114 is set to go down on Aug. 5 at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico. Flyweight contenders Sergio Pettis and Moreno are scheduled to headline the card.

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