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UFC announces pair of matchup changes for Week 3 of Contender Series

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Season two of the UFC’s Contender Series has started.
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A couple of late-notice replacements are getting their shot at a UFC contract.

During Saturday’s UFC Singapore broadcast, changes were announced for two matchups on the upcoming June 26 episode of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Heavyweight Josh Parisian is stepping in to replace Angel DeAnda against Greg Rebello, while Jordan Williams will fight Tim Caron as a replacement for Andrew Todhunter.

This is the second opponent switch in less than a week for Rebello, who was originally scheduled to fight Oscar Ivan Cota.

Parisian most recently fought at a Legacy Fighting Alliance show on April 27, defeating Zach Thumb by first-round TKO. The 28-year-old owns a 6-2 professional record.

Competing at middleweight, Williams, 27, has won two straight bouts and five of his last six. He made a successful Bellator debut on May 12 with a second-round TKO win over Brandon Hester. This will be Williams’s fourth fight in three months. His pro record stands at 7-2.

Rebello (24-8) will look to capitalize on his second Contender Series opportunity after losing to Zu Anyanwu in season one, while Caron (7-1), another Bellator vet, gets his first shot at a UFC contract.

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