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Alexander Hernandez steps in to replace Bobby Green against Beneil Dariush at UFC 222

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Beneil Dariush (pictured) will now face replacement opponent Alexander Hernandez at UFC 222
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Octagon newcomer Alexander Hernandez is stepping in on less than two weeks’ notice to keep a UFC 222 fight alive, officials announced Friday.

Hernandez, 25, is stepping in for Bobby Green, who suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from his lightweight bout vs. Beneil Dariush at the March 3 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.

Fighting out of San Antonio, Hernandez sports an 8-1 record. He most recently picked up a third-round TKO victory over Derrick Adkins at Legacy Fighting Alliance 27 last November.

Dariush (14-3-1) will be looking for his first win since Nov. 5, 2016, a unanimous decision nod over Rashid Magomedov at The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale. In two appearances last year, Dariush was knocked out by Edson Barboza and then he fought to a majority draw against Evan Dunham.

See the updated UFC 222 card below:

Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega

Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath

Stefan Struve vs. Andrei Arlovski

Cat Zingano vs. Ketlen Vieira

Hector Lombard vs. C.B. Dollaway

Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder

Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann

Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead

John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz

Mike Pyle vs. Zak Ottow

Beneil Dariush vs. Alexander Hernandez