Benson Henderson was due to fight Eddie Alvarez on the Conor McGregor vs Denis Siver card in Boston on January 18th but it seems like an injury has forced a change to the line up.
Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will instead fight Henderson in the lightweight bout. Cerrone is just off the back of a win over Myles Jury at UFC 182 on Saturday, meaning a 15 day turnaround.
Dana White tweeted the news last night.
Alvarez is out and Cowboy is in against Ben Henderson for UFC Fight Night Boston LIVE and FREE on @FOXSports1. http://t.co/W0WC3DhoMx
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 6, 2015
Cerrone is currently on a six-fight winning streak and actually beat Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 in September. In truth, this is probably a better and more interesting fight than the main event.
Also on the fight card for the night are three Irish fighters with Norman Parke taking on Gleison Tibau on the main card. In the prelims Cathal Pendred fights Sean Spencer and Paddy Holohan fights Shane Howell.