Twister DaMon Blackshear will perform at UFC 292

UFC lightweight division representative DaMon Blackshear, who last weekend became the third twister in the organization’s 30-year history, will return to the octagon this week, replacing the injured Cody Garbrandt in a bout against Mario Bautista.

The matchup, which will be part of the UFC 292 event, has been reported by informed sources close to the situation. It is not yet known if the fight will take place in an interim weight class, or if Blackshear will have to make the full weight class.

DaMon Blackshear, 29, has already had three fights this year, losing by unanimous decision to Farid Basharat, defeating Luan Lacerda by technical knockout, and finishing Jose Johnson with a twister.

Mario Bautista, 30, is riding a four-fight win streak in the UFC, finishing Guido Cannetti by rear-naked choke in his last fight.

As a reminder, UFC 292 will take place on August 19 in Boston, and the main event will be a flyweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.