Sodiq Yusuff off UFC Fight Night 210, booked to face promotional newcomer Don Shainis on Oct. 1

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Sodiq Yusuff won’t get to compete at UFC Fight Night 210, but has been booked two weeks later.

Yusuff (12-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Giga Chikadze on Saturday’s card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, but the bout was scrapped when Chikadze withdrew due to injury.

Instead, Yusuff will meet promotional newcomer Don Shainis (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 211 on Oct. 1, promotion officials announced Tuesday.

Winner of seven of his past eight, Yusuff rebounded from his first octagon setback to Arnold Allen with a unanimous decision win over Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night 203 in March.

Shainis will enter his UFC debut on a five-fight winning streak with three straight knockouts. He currently holds the Cage Titans featherweight title and the FAC lightweight belt.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Oct. 1 includes:

  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xioanan

  • Chris Daukaus vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

  • Brendan Allen vs. Krzysztof Jotko

  • Randy Brown vs. Francisco Trinaldo

  • Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik

  • Jessica Penne Tabatha Ricci

  • Guido Cannetti vs. Randy Costa

  • Chelsea Chandler vs. Julija Stoliarenko

  • John Castaneda vs. Daniel Santos

  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Rani Yahya

  • Raoni Barcelos vs. Trevin Jones

  • Jesse Ronson vs. Joaquim Silva

  • Mike Davis vs. TBA

  • Don Shainis vs. Sodiq Yusuff

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie