Mike Rhodes gets new opponent in Prestige FC 1 main event

Josh Hedges|Zuffa LLC|Zuffa LLC

Josh Hedges|Zuffa LLC|Zuffa LLC

Canadian star Ryan Machan has been forced out of his main event bout at Prestige FC 1 with Mike 'Biggie' Rhodes next month with a neck injury.  Filling in for him on short notice is Taki Uluilakepa. Prestige FC officials confirmed the news last week. Rhodes (7-4) is coming off a first-round knockout win since being released from the UFC earlier this year, following three straight losses under its banner. His last UFC fight was a submission loss to Erick Silva. Training out of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 'Biggie' has a notable win over current UFC prospect Alan Jouban. Uluilkakepa (4-1-1) made his pro-debut in 2013 and won two straight under the CageSport banner. His last win was a decision against Jake Smith earlier this month at Titan FC 35. Due to the opponent change, Rhodes vs. Uluklakepa will take place at a catchweight of 175-pounds. Prestige FC 1 takes place live from the Crescent Point Place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada on Saturday, Oct. 24.

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