UFC veteran Zak Cummings will have a new opponent for his Fight Night Chicago bout after his original foe, Antonio Braga Neto, was forced from the card due to injury.
Stepping in for Neto is UFC newcomer Dominique Steele, a veteran of 18 professional fights. Steele has won seven of his last eight bouts and will be eager to get his hand raised against Cummings.
Cummings has won four of his last five, with his only loss coming against then-undefeated welterweight Gunnar Nelson. The Missouri native is 2-1 inside the Octagon, 17-4 overall, and is known for his slick ground game, with nine of his wins coming by way of submission.
UFC Fight Night Chicago is slated for July 25, with Cummings and Steele kicking off the UFC Fight Pass prelims. The event is headlined by the bantamweight title fight rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao. Also featured on the card are women’s bantamweight contenders Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye, as well as standouts Edson Barboza and Paul Fielder, and fan favorites Joe Lauzon and Takanori Gomi.