UFC on FOX 7 Lineup Takes Another Hit

Written by Tom Ngo
March 22nd, 2013

UFC TJ Dillashaw

The UFC on FOX 7 lineup has made its second change in as many days. Francisco Rivera is the lineup’s latest casualty.

An undisclosed injury has forced the bantamweight out of his April 20 fight against Hugo Viana. Have no fear, because TJ Dillashaw (pictured) has agreed to serve as a last-second replacement.

The UFC reported the swap Friday afternoon.

Dillashaw is just six days removed from knocking out Issei Tamura at UFC 158. “The Ultimate Fighter 14” finalist will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the contest.

Viana, who is a TUF: Brazil alum, owns a perfect 7-0 record. His last two tangos have taken place inside the Octagon.

The 135-pounders will battle in the night’s prelims.

Late Thursday night, it was announced Dan Hardy was forced out of the event with an injury.

HP Pavilion in San Jose hosts the festivities. FOX broadcasts the main bouts beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:

Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks

Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck

Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani

Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means

TJ Dillashaw 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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