Strikeforce talent Derek Brunson has agreed to face Kendall Grove on short notice in the ShoFight 20 co-main event on Saturday, according to a release issued by the promotion.

Brunson, who is unbeaten in nine professional fights, confirmed the pairing on his Twitter account on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts representative replaces UFC veteran Terry Martin, who was forced to withdraw from the 185-pound title bout due to licensing issues.

Brunson owns victories over Jeremy Hamilton, Lumumba Sayers and Nate James during his Strikeforce tenure. The North Carolina native was set to face Ronaldo Souza at Strikeforce “Tate vs. Rousey” on March 3, but a failed pre-fight eye exam forced him out of that bout.

A 13-time UFC veteran, Grove last competed in the Octagon at UFC 130, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Tim Boetsch. Since then, “Da Spyder” has won two of his last three fights, besting Joe Riggs and Ikuhisa Minowa before falling to Jay Silva in his last outing.

ShoFight 20 takes place at the O’Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Mo., and features a welterweight title showdown between Karo Parisyan and John Gunderson. The 14-bout card also includes the likes of Lyle Beerbohm, Marcus Aurelio, Drew Fickett and Charles Bennett, among others. The event will be broadcast via delay on pay-per-view and live on The Fight Network in Canada.

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