Chad Mendes Pulled From UFC 157 Following Manny Gamburyan’s Injury

Written by Tom Ngo
February 11th, 2013

UFC Chad Mendes

All dressed up and no nowhere to go. Former featherweight to contender Chad Mendes (Pictured) has been pulled from UFC 157 after opponent Manny Gamburyan was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.

Because of the last-minute nature of Gamburyan’s exit, the promotion wasn’t able to locate a suitable substitute in time.

“Well guys it looks like I’m off the Anaheim card,” Mendes tweeted. “Sucks pretty bad. Ill keep everyone updated with what I find out. Sorry.

“Manny was injured and no one would step up.”

The 145-pound scrap was slotted to appear live in the pay-per-view broadcast. No word on which prelim will get promoted to the main card, but going by the lineup’s official bout order, the heavyweight fight between Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson would get the bump.

UFC 157 takes place February 23rd inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Here is the show’s current agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley

Brock Jardine vs. Kenny Robertson

Matt Grice vs. Dennis Bermudez


Sam Stout vs. Caros Fodor

Josh Neer vs. Court McGee

Michael Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen

Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler

Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar

Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida

Liz Carmouche vs. Ronda Rousey (UFC bantamweight champion)

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