Trevor Smith has a new date and opponent for his next UFC bout.
“Hot Sauce” was originally scheduled to take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, but the Brazilian veteran was pulled from the card with a back injury. The UFC has then decided to move Smith from that card to UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, matching him up against Alonzo Menifield on Dec. 7.
Menifield (9-0) is on a roll inside the Octagon. The 31-year-old light heavyweight signed with the UFC after an impressive eight-second knockout of Dashawn Boatwright at last year’s Contender Series, stopping Vinicius Moreira and Paul Craig in the first round in 2019.