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Roman Kopylov replaces Chris Curtis, fights Anthony Hernandez at Noche UFC


Hernandez also seeks to extend a win streak after dispatching his past four opponents. This past May, “Fluffy” scored a third-round TKO of Edmen Shahbazyan, and he has also finished Marc-Andre Barriault and Rodolfo Vieira during this stretch of success. His UFC record stands at 5-2.Mike Heck and Damon Martin contributed to this report.After going 0-2 to start his UFC career, Kopylov (11-2) has scored three straight wins via knockout. In Kopylov’s most recent outing at UFC 291, he defeated Claudio Ribeiro via highlight-reel head kick.Curtis has been forced to withdraw from the contest due to a rib injury.MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that the surging middleweight has signed on to fight Anthony Hernandez (11-2, 1 NC) at Noche UFC on Sept. 16, where Kopylov serves as a replacement for Chris Curtis.Roman Kopylov is eager to keep the good times rolling.Noche UFC is headlined by a flyweight championship rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko. The event takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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