Fresh off a first-round win last month in his Octagon debut, Daniel Pineda has stepped in for an injured Robert Peralta and will face featherweight Mackens Semerzier at UFC on FX 2 on March 2 in Sydney, Australia, the UFC announced today.
Pineda (16-7) needed just 97-seconds to submit Pat Schilling at UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20 for his sixth-straight win, while Semerzier (6-3) snapped a three-fight skid with a win over Alex Caceres before a November fight with Peralta ended in a no contest due to an accidental headbutt.
UFC on FX 2 is headlined by welterweights Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann and also features flyweights Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani.
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Pictured: Mackens Semerzier