Jorge Rivera's loss will be Gerald Harris' gain.
MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the
promotion that Harris has verbally agreed to replace Rivera and now
faces Alessio Sakara (15-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at UFC 118. Bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.
Featuring a lightweight title rematch between current champion Frankie
Edgar and former title holder B.J. Penn, UFC 118 takes place Aug. 28 at
Boston's TD Garden.