With Askar Mozharov out, Darren Stewart steps in to face Dustin Jacoby at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 28

Darren Stewart will look to snap his losing skid when he steps in as a replacement opponent.

Askar Mozharov has been forced out of the UFC Fight Night on Aug. 28 and Stewart (12-7-2 MMA, 5-6-2 UFC) will step in to face Dustin Jacoby (14-5-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) at an event that doesn’t have a publicly known location or venue at this time.

A person with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. Jacoby’s gym, Factory X, was first to report the news.

Stewart is winless in his past three octagon appearances. After his UFC Fight Night 187 matchup with Eryk Anders was ruled a no contest due to an illegal knee that rendered him unable to continue, the pair ran things back at UFC 263 in June. In his light heavyweight debut, Stewart fell short to Anders in the rematch. He’ll remain at the weight class when he steps in to face Jacoby.

Former GLORY kickboxer Jacoby is unbeaten since rejoining the UFC roster in 2020. After picking up two straight wins over Justin Ledet and Maxim Grishin, the Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner battled Ion Cutelaba to a split draw in May.

With the change, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Aug. 28 includes:

  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Makhmud Muradov
  • Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira
  • Joselyne Edwards vs. Zarah Fairn
  • Kevin Croom vs. Marcelo Rojo
  • Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti
  • Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Darren Stewart
  • J.J. Aldrich vs. Tracy Cortez

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/darren-stewart-vs-dustin-jacoby-ufc-fight-night-august-28-askar-mozharov-out

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