Another regional champion has been called up to the UFC. Current Cage Fury Fighting Championships welterweight champ Jeremiah Wells (8-2-1) will step into the octagon on Saturday night to face Miguel Baeza on short notice.
The 33-year-old Philadelphia native Wells, who is also the former CES welterweight champ, replaces an injured Mickey Gall who was removed from the September 19 contest just a few short days ago.
Wells is riding a two fight win streak including a second round submission over Marco Smallman at CFFC 78 almost a year ago.
The 28-year-old Baeza is currently undefeated at 9-0 and is considered to be one of the top prospects out of the MMA Masters gym in Florida. He earned a unanimous decision win on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019, followed by two wins in the UFC, most recently a knockout of “The Immortal” Matt Brown in May.
UFC Vegas 11 is headlined by the long-awaited welterweight showdown between Covington and Tyron Woodley and airs live on ESPN+.
UFC Vegas 11 fight card:
Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley
Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann
Mackenzie Dern vs. Randa Markos
Kevin Holland vs. Darren Stewart
Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Mara Romero Borella
Jordan Espinosa vs. David Dvorak
Miguel Baeza vs. Jeremiah Wells
Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Sarah Alpar
Journey Newson vs. Randy Costa
Andre Ewell vs. Irwin Rivera
Darrick Minner vs. TJ Laramie