Dan Hardy Injured, Matt Brown Now Fights Jordan Mein at UFC on FOX 7

Written by Tom Ngo
March 21st, 2013

UFC Dan Hardy

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:

Preliminary Card:

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

Main Card:


Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein

Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson

Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir

Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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