The injury bug strikes again. On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced John Dodson (Pictured) would face a new foe at “UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller.”
An undisclosed injury has forced Darren Uyenoyama out of their bantamweight battle, allowing Tim Elliott the opportunity to serve as a last-minute substitute on May 5th.
Dodson will be breaking in his freshly-inked six-figure UFC contract after beating T.J. Dillashaw to take the TUF 14 tournament. He bumped his record up to 12-5 following last month’s TKO victory.
Elliot will be riding an eight-fight winning streak into his big league debut. His most notable MMA accomplishment came this past December when he knocked out former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver at “Resurrection Fight Alliance 2.”
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 card’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. Tim Elliott
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