The injury bug is really doing a number on UFC 160. One week after watching Alistair Overeem exit stage left from the card’s co-main attraction against Junior dos Santos, Ryan Bader (pictured) will now have to withdraw from the May 25 event with an undisclosed injury.
As we all know full well, the Octagon show waits for no man. James Te Huna replaces Bader and will meet Glover Teixeira inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The UFC announced the swap on their Australian Twitter account Monday night.
Te Huna has rattled off four consecutive victories, with his past two coming via unanimous decision. The 31-year-old was seen last month beating Ryan Jimmo at UFC on FUEL TV 7.
Teixeira is prefect through his last 18 scraps, a torrid span that began in May 2006. The Brazilian defeated Kyle Kingsbury, Fabio Maldonado and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, respectively, under the UFC’s bright lights.
Here is the show’s revised roster:
Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan
Robert Whittaker vs. Colton Smith
KJ Noons vs. Donald Cerrone
Gunnar Nelson vs. Mike Pyle
Abel Trujillo vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Stephen Thompson vs. Amir Sadollah
TJ Grant vs. Gray Maynard
James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira
Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)