We got some good news and bad news.

Unfortunately, Nohelin Hernandez has pulled out of his scheduled fight against John Sweeney (9-3). But the good news is, XMMA was able to put up a new opponent for Sweeney. He will now draw Cole Smith at XMMA 4 on Apr. 2nd, sources tell MMA Island.

Sweeney and Smith will cross paths in a bantamweight bout at The Fillmore in New Orleans, Louisiana.

‘Hollywood’ is coming off three straight wins in 2021, with two of those showings being by TKO. In his last outing, he’d defeat Leonardo Morales in October.

He looks to make it four wins in a row, when he takes on short-notice replacement Cole Smith.

Smith is currently on a skid, losing two fights in a row. Smith would suffer defeats to Miles Johns and Hunter Azure after winning his UFC debut. The former BFL Champion will enter his first post-UFC fight at XMMA 4, where ‘The Cole Train’ will look to get back on track.

The bantamweight bout joins a star-studded card, which features John Dodson vs. Cisco Rivera in the main event. Also on the card lies a fight-of-the-night candidate between Kyle Bochniak and Carlton Minus.

By Chris De Santiago

Chris De Santiago is a 19 year-old journalist out of Texas. He is the founder of his own media outlet, MMA Island. He is currently the editor-in-chief at MiddleEasy along with being a journalist for My MMA News.

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