‘UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson’ Undergoes Last-Minute Change

Written by Tom Ngo
January 21st, 2013
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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:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 4:20PM ET/1:20PM PT)

Sean Spencer vs. Rafael Natal


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

Main Card:


Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas

Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira

John Dodson vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)

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