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Newcomers step in to fight Ricardo Ramos, Jordan Griffin at UFC Minneapolis

Ricardo Ramos (right) will face Journey Newson later this month in Minneapolis.
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Ricardo Ramos and Jordan Griffin have new opponents for UFC Minneapolis on June 29, the promotion announced.

Ramos, originally slated to face Sergio Pettis in a bantamweight clash, will now take on Journey Newson. Griffin, previously booked against Chas Skelly, now faces featherweight Vince Murdock. The Fight Night event takes place at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Newson (9-1) makes his first walk to the Octagon after scoring six straight wins in the regional circuit, including five finishes. “Carcacinha” Ramos (12-2) looks to rebound from a first-round defeat to Said Nurmagomedov last February that dropped his UFC record to 3-1.

Murdock (12-3, 1 no-contest), a 28-year-old product of Team Alpha Male, joins the UFC on short notice against former King of the Cage champion Griffin (17-6), who lost his UFC debut to Dan Ige in December.

UFC Minneapolis will feature a five-round heavyweight showdown between former champion Junior dos Santos and one-time title contender Francis Ngannou in the main event.