After a rigorous game of welterweight musical chairs, and a last-minute substitution job by bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw, the 12-bout lineup for “UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz” has once against been finalized.
A neck and back injury abruptly forced Rory MacDonald out of his rematch against Carlos Condit, which opened the door for Johny Hendricks to leave Jake Ellenberger behind and slide into the co-main event.
Ellenberger now welcomes Nate Marquardt back to the big leagues.
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Dillashaw replaces injured Mitch Gagnon to face Issei Tamura in the prelims.
Bell Centre in Montreal hosts the March 16th festivities. Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) headlines the pay-per-view broadcast opposite Nick Diaz.
Here is the show’s latest roster:
(Facebook 6:305PM ET/3:05PM PT)
George Roop vs. Reuben Duran
Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Issei Tamura
Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi
Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins
Quinn Mulhern vs. Rick Story
Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring
Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt
Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks
Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC welterweight champion)