And then there were 11. With just five days remaining until the curtain is drawn on “UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson,” the Octagon’s 2013 primetime debut has undergone a last-minute change.
On Monday, the UFC announced Josh Janousek has suffered an undisclosed injury that will force the middleweight out of Saturday’s scrap with Michael Kuiper. Due to his late withdrawal, the organization will not look to locate a substitute to fight Kuiper.
The 185-pound affair was slotted as the card’s opening bout, so the change won’t be a devastating hit to the now-11-fight lineup.
United Center in Chicago, Illinois hosts this weekend’s festivities. Demetrious Johnson puts his flyweight crown on the line against John Dodson in the night’s featured contest.
Here is the show’s revised roster:
(Facebook 4:20PM ET/1:20PM PT)
Sean Spencer vs. Rafael Natal
(FX 5PM ET/2PM PT)
David Mitchell vs. Simeon Thoresen
Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf
Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Russow
Ryan Bader vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Clay Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki
T.J. Grant vs. Matt Wiman
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas
Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
John Dodson vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)