The pair were scheduled to meet on March 30 at a UFC Fight Night event in Atlantic City, N.J., but Reyes (12-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) will no longer compete due to undisclosed reasons. As a result, Ulberg (9-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will now face Alonzo Menifield, the promotion announced Tuesday.
Reyes, 34, was eyeing a return to the win column after four consecutive defeats. His rough stretch began with a title challenge loss to then-champion Jon Jones.
Ulberg, 33, is running hot on a five-fight winning streak that has him knocking on the door of top 15 status. On his current run, he has stopped Tafon Nchukwi, Nicolae Negumereanu, Ihor Potieria and Da Un Jung.
Menifield (15-3-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) has made five straight appearances without defeat. His current run includes a pair of first-round TKOs of Askar Mozharov and Misha Cirkunov, and a second-round submission of Jimmy Crute.
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With the change, the lineup on March 31 includes:
Sean Brady vs. Vicente Luque
Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot
Alonzo Menifield vs. Carlos Ulberg
Dennis Buzukja vs. Connor Matthews
Loopy Godinez vs. Virna Jandiroba
Jacob Malkoun vs. Andre Petroski
Bruno Silva vs. Chris Weidman
Sedriques Dumas vs. Nursulton Ruziboev
Caolan Loughran vs. Angel Pacheco
Rhys McKee vs. Chidi Njokuani
Julio Arce vs. Herbert Burns
Ibo Aslan vs. Anton Turkalj