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Chalk up one more opponent change for
Ultimate Fighting Championship
featherweight Seung Woo
Choi
.

On Wednesday night, MMA
DNA
first reported that Collin
Anglin
(8-1) had been forced to withdraw from his prospective
debut against Choi (8-3). In his stead will be a man matched
against him in 2020, with Youssef
Zalal
(10-3) stepping up on short notice. The two were
originally scheduled to face off at UFC Fight Night 179, but Choi
was forced out for undisclosed reasons. Zalal and Choi will be
squaring off at
UFC Fight Night 184
on Feb. 6, which will take place in the UFC
Apex in Las Vegas. Zalal confirmed that he was stepping in on his
Instagram
late Wednesday.

South Korea’s Choi rebounded from a pair of loses to Movsar
Evloev
and Gavin
Tucker
to win a decision against Suman
Mokhtarian
at the end of 2019. Choi scored three knockouts in
four bouts from 2016 to 2017 to earn a spot on the roster after a
lengthy layoff, only to encounter the still unbeaten Evloev. All of
his career stoppages have come by knockout or technical knockout,
with no submission victories to his credit.

Zalal, who was expecting to take on Choi in October, instead
matched up against Ilia
Topuria
. The Spaniard stayed undefeated by capturing a
hard-fought decision to snap Zalal’s four-fight win streak. Before
joining the roster in 2020, “The Moroccan Devil” had never won a
bout on the scorecards. All three of his UFC triumphs over Austin
Lingo
, Jordan
Griffin
and Peter
Barrett
came by decision, before running into Topuria while
trying to go 4-0 in 2020.

UFC Fight Night 184 goes down on Feb. 6 at the UFC Apex in Las
Vegas, with a heavyweight headliner pitting Alistair
Overeem
against Alexander
Volkov
. The co-main event comes in the form of a bantamweight
brawl between Cory
Sandhagen
and Frankie
Edgar
, while other key matchups on the card include Alexandre
Pantoja
vs. Manel Kape
at flyweight and Diego
Ferreira
vs. Beneil
Dariush
2 at lightweight.

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