With Dominick Reyes Out, Alonzo Menifield Faces Carlos Ulberg at UFC Atlantic City

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Alonzo Menifield, UFC 296 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

First, it was Carlos Ulberg getting hurt. Now, it’s his originally scheduled opponent Dominick Reyes falling by the wayside, leaving their UFC Atlantic City date in need of a new opponent.

That it has found, as Alonzo Menifield is stepping into the light heavyweight fight on March 30, 2024. News of the match-up was announced by promotion officials on Tuesday.

The reason behind Reyes’ withdrawal from the bout has not been disclosed.

Reyes and Ulberg were initially booked as part of this past weekend’s UFC 297 in Toronto, only for Ulberg to withdraw. The promotion opted to keep the pairing together, moving them to the Atlantic City card. The third time isn’t the charm in this case, with Ulberg instead facing Menifield.

Carlos Ulberg (9-1) has won his last five fights, with the last four ending inside the distance. He’s a teammate of Israel Adesanya at New Zealand’s City Kickboxing.

Alonzo Menifield (15-3-1) is unbeaten in his own last five fights, with four wins and a draw. Most recently, he picked up a decision win over Dustin Jacoby in December at UFC 296.

UFC Atlantic City takes place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on March 30, 2024 with Sean Brady vs. Vicente Luque headlining. The card is the promotion’s first visit to the city since 2018, when a card topped by Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza too place at the very same venue, with Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson as the night’s co-main event.

The following match-ups have been reported for this year’s UFC Atlantic City show:

  • Sean Brady vs. Vicente Luque
  • Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot
  • Chris Weidman vs. Bruno Silva
  • Virna Jandiroba vs. Loopy Godinez
  • Andre Petroski vs. Jacob Malkoun
  • Connor Matthews vs. Dennis Buzukja
  • Angel Pacheco vs. Caolan Loughran
  • Chidi Njokuani vs. Rhys McKee
  • Julio Arce vs. Herbert Burns
  • Sedriques Dumas vs. Nursulton Ruziboev
  • Ibo Aslan vs. Anton Turkalj
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Carlos Ulberg