Kyle Stewart will now face Chance Rencountre at UFC on ESPN

A 2017 Contender Series winner will finally get a crack at the UFCs main roster in 2019.

Kyle Stewart will meet Chance Rencountre on Saturday at UFC on ESPN at Barclays Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report by Damon Martin.

Stewart, 29-year-old Marine Corps sergeant from Tempe, Ariz., has an 11-1 record which includes a second-round TKO of Jason Jackson on the Contender Series Season 1, Episode 3. Hes 3-1 since then and has moved his camp in recent months to The MMA Lab.

Rencountre (12-3), an Alliance MMA product, has eight finishes among his 12 career victories. Hes looking to shake off a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad last June in his UFC debut at UFC Utica.

Stewart is a replacement for Dwight Grant, who was not cleared to compete by the New York State Athletic Commission. Grant, for his part, was supposed to be a replacement for Randy Brown, who was recently removed from the card due to undisclosed reasons.


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