Newcomer Alex Soto Steps In to Face Michael McDonald at UFC 139

UFC newcomer, Alex Soto - Photo via Rangerup.com

With his original opponent, Johnny Eduardo, pulling out due to injury, UFC bantamweight prospect Michael McDonald now has a new opponent for UFC 139 on just two weeks' notice: undefeated San Diego-area fighter, Alex Soto. McDonald tweeted the news in a conversation with Urijah Faber:

I got a newcomer to the UFC, Alex Soto on the same card. The dude is a scrapper. I'm so tired of decisions. Not this time lol

Soto will have his hands full with "Mayday", especially taking the fight on short notice, but the US Army veteran was already preparing for a fight with Japanese veteran, Masanori Kanehara, so he should be in shape. Soto, who was born in Mexico and has competed mainly on the local Tijuana circuit, trains at Team Hurricane Awesome in San Diego, alongside fellow UFC bantamweight, Walel Watson. and Strikeforce fighter, Liz Carmouche.

Alex Soto (6-0)
Draw Seiji Akao - DEEP 54 Impact
Win Brady Harrison (submission - triangle choke) - UWCM 9
Win Rafael Salomao (TKO - UWCM 6
Michael "Mayday" McDonald (13-1)
Win Chris Cariaso (split decision) - UFC 130
Win Edwin Figueroa (unam. decision) - UFN 24
Win Clint Godfrey (submission - armbar) - WEC 52

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