The injury bug strikes again. On Thursday afternoon, it was announced Tony Ferguson (Pictured) would face a new foe at “UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller.”
An undisclosed injury has forced Thiago Tavares out of the lightweight battle, allowing Michael Johnson the opportunity to serve as a substitute on May 5th.
Tavares initially replace Dennis Hallman.
Ferguson has rattled off two straight wins inside the Octagon since taking “The Ultimate Fighter 13″ tournament. He was last seen in December posting a decision victory over Yves Edwards.
Johnson defeated Shane Roller in his last outing in January. “The Menace” has alternated between wins and losses over his past five fights.
The event takes place inside IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A lightweight affair between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will headline the festivities.
FOX broadcasts the main card live at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the show’s revised roster:
(FX 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Nick Denis vs. Johnny Bedford
Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza
Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
John Dodson vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
Alan Belcher vs Rousimar Palhares
Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks
Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller