UFC Manila bout changes: Mark Eddiva and Li Jingliang get new opponents

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UFC fighter Mark Eddiva
UFC fighter Mark Eddiva

UFC Fight Night Manila: Edgar vs. Faber will take place on May 16, 2015 as the promotion’s first event in the Philippines. Li Jingliang and Mark Eddiva have new opponents for their scheduled bouts.

Mark Eddiva’s opponent Alex White has been injured and will be replaced by Levan Makashvili (6-1). Makashvili is making his UFC debut after successes in CFFC as the Featherweight Champ and Ring of Fire.

Li Jingliang’s opponent Roger Zapata is also out to injury. Li will now face Brazilian Dhiego Lima (11-3). Lima was on Team Edgar on TUF 19 and has a clocked up an impressive five wins by submission and three knockouts.​​