UFC Fight Night 223
lineup has undergone another late update,
as Marcus
will step in for Brian
and face Journey
on Saturday.

Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report
from Eurosport
. McGhee vs. Newson will be contested at a 140-pound
catchweight. UFC Fight Night 223 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las
Vegas and is headlined by a bantamweight duel between Yadong Song
and Ricky

McGhee, 32, enters his UFC debut with a 6-1 career mark that
includes a pair of appearances under the Legacy Fighting Alliance
banner. Most recently, “The Maniac” defeated Luciano
via third-round TKO at LFA 149 on Jan. 6. All six of his
victories have come by way of knockout or technical knockout.

Newson has one victory in five UFC bouts since making his
promotional debut in 2019. In his last outing, the Beaverton, Ore.,
native suffered a decision loss to Sergey
at UFC Fight Night 216 on Dec. 17.

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Marcus McGhee Replaces Brian Kelleher, Meets Journey Newson at UFC Fight Night 223