With Collin Anglin out, Youssef Zalal steps in to face Seungwoo Choi at UFC Fight Night 184

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Farah Hannoun
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Seungwoo Choi will get yet another change in opponent on Feb. 6.

Collin Anglin has been forced out of UFC Fight Night 184, and Youssef Zalal (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will step in on short notice to face Choi (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC).

Two people with knowledge of the matchup informed MMA Junkie of the booking Thursday but asked to remain anonymous, as the promotion has not yet made an official announcement. MMA DNA was first to report the news.

The pair were originally slated to square off at this past October’s UFC Fight Night 179, but Choi was forced to withdraw due to undisclosed reasons. Instead, Zalal faced newcomer Ilia Topuria, who handed him his first promotional loss. Prior to that, the Moroccan featherweight had notched three wins over Austin Lingo, Jordan Griffin and Peter Barrett, becoming the first fighter in 2020 to go 3-0.

After dropping his first two UFC bouts to Movsar Evloev and Gavin Tucker, Choi notched his first promotional win when he defeated Suman Mokhtarian at UFC Fight Night 165 in December 2019. Prior to his latest booking, Choi had been booked on Feb. 6 against Steven Peterson and then Anglin.

With the change, the UFC Fight Night 184 lineup includes:

  • Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov

  • Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen

  • Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau

  • Manel Kape vs. Alexandre Pantoja

  • Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira

  • Clay Guida vs. Michael Johnson

  • Julio Arce vs. Timur Valiev

  • Alex da Silva vs. Devonte Smith

  • Joselyne Edwards vs. Karol Rosa

  • Molly McCann vs. Lara Procopio

  • Seungwoo Choi vs. Youssef Zalal

  • Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. opponent TBA