Weeks steps in for Matt Brown, who was forced to withdraw from the event due to a positive COVID-19 test. The fight card for Saturday’s event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas is back to 15 fights, all of which air live on ESPN and ESPN+.
Weeks was scheduled to audition for the UFC on the Contender Series earlier this year, but he was forced to withdraw from the event due to COVID-19 protocols. The 28-year-old from Missouri is 5-0 in the cage with an extensive amateur record of 15-3.
Barberena hopes to snap an octagon skid that’s resulted in a 1-3 record in his past four outings, which most recently included a decision loss to Jason Witt in July.