Because Levar Johnson’s groin gave out too close to showtime, the UFC wasn’t able to locate a suitable replacement in time to meet Brendan Schaub next Saturday in Seattle. So unfortunately for “The Hybrid,” he’s been yanked from the Octagon’s final FOX show of 2012.
The lightweight affair between Daron Cruickshank and Henry Martinez has been bumped to the FX broadcast in place of Schaub vs. Johnson.
What hasn’t changed is 155-pound champion Benson Henderson still puts his strap on the line against Nate Diaz in the card’s main attraction.
Key Arena in Washington state serves as host.
FOX airs the night’s four featured fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the event’s revised agenda:
(Facebook 3:45PM ET/12:45PM PT)
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert
(FX 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards
Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem
Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan
Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)