A welterweight matchup between UFC and Bellator veteran Waylon Lowe and British Mixed Martial Artist Ashleigh Grimshaw will headline Art of War 17 in Beijing tonight.
Grimshaw is late replacement for UFC vet Junior Assuncao who suffered a training injury and had to pull out of his fight with Lowe on short notice last week.
Lowe, a three time NCAA wrestling champion who is currently 16-6 as a professional fighter, said it was unfortunate for Junior, but good news for him.
“I’m glad the promoters found another high caliber opponent for me to face.
“Ashleigh Grimshaw and I will put on a great show for all the Chinese MMA fans.”
The co-main event for tonight’s card will see Rijirigala Amu (10-4-0) take on Japan’s Shunichi Shimizu (30-14-11) in a featherweight contest.
George Hickman (7-2-0), currently training out of Tiger Muay Thai, will face Chinese fighter Shamuhati who’s at featherweight.