Early Friday morning, the UFC announced an undisclosed injury has forced Dan Hardy (pictured) out of next month’s scrap against Matt Brown. As we all know full well, the Octagon show waits for no man as Jordan Mein has agreed to serve as a last-minute substitute at UFC on FOX 7.
Mein is merely six days removed from posting a TKO victory over Dan Miller at UFC 158. The Strikeforce transfer has won nine of his past 10 tangos.
Brown has quietly ran through his last four victims. “The Immortal” put Mike Swick to sleep on FOX in December.
Hardy and Brown were slotted to kick off the live FOX broadcast. The new welterweight matchup is expected to maintain the position in the lineup.
No word on how long Hardy will be forced to ride the pine.
HP Pavilion in San Jose hosts the April 20 festivities. FOX broadcasts the main bouts beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the show’s revised agenda:
Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani
Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means
Francisco Rivera vs. Hugo Viana
Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem
Chad Mendes vs. Darren Elkins
Darren Uyenoyama vs. Joseph Benavidez
Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)