Jacare Souza replaces Luke Rockhold & David Branch will face Jared Cannonier at UFC 230

It didn’t take long for the UFC to replace Luke Rockhold after he was forced out of his bout at UFC 230.

Rockhold who was due to fight Chris Weidman for a second time, removed himself from competition due to his recurring leg problems but also a list of other injuries.

 

The UFC were quick to find a new opponent for Weidman, in the shape of perennial top contender and former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

 

With all the moving around at the top of the card, David Branch who was originally meant to fight “Jacare” was left with noone to fight, but we have learned in last few hours that Jared Cannonier has accepted the fight as per Dana White.