David Onama Replaces Zubaira Tukhugov Against Nate Landwehr, Fight Moves to UFC San Diego

David Onama and Garrett Armfield, UFC Vegas 58
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 09: (L-R) David Onama of Uganda kicks Garrett Armfield in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on July 09, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Next month’s UFC San Diego has a new addition, after Nate Landwehr lost his opponent for a fight earlier in the month.

With Zubaira Tukhugov out of an August 6 date with Landwehr, David Onama has stepped up to face “The Train” in a featherweight match-up at UFC San Diego. Iridium Sports Agency announced Onama’s involvement Wednesday, with the fighter himself later confirming the booking.

MMA Junkie had earlier reported that Tukhugov was experiencing difficulties securing a visa to fight in the U.S. UFC San Diego takes place on August 13, just a week after Landwehr vs. Tukhgov was originally scheduled.

Onama (10-1) fought earlier this month, picking up a submission win over short-notice replacement Garrett Armfield. The victory marked Onama’s second straight inside the octagon; he’s 2-1 with the company overall.

Landwehr (15-4), a former M-1 champ, has traded wins and losses since joining the UFC in 2020. He’s 2-2, and will enter UFC San Diego off a win over Ľudovít Klein.

The August 13 Fight Night event is headlined by bantamweights Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz. The following fights have been reported for the card:

  • Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz
  • Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araújo
  • Malcolm Gordon vs. Allan Nascimento
  • Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann
  • Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bruno Silva
  • Martin Buday vs. Łukasz Brzeski
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs. Iasmin Lucindo
  • Gabriel Benítez vs. Charlie Ontiveros
  • Nate Landwehr vs. David Onama