And then there were 12, as in only a dozen fights that will now appear at “UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III.”
An injury has knocked Estevan Payan from his featherweight bout with Charles Oliveira (pictured), while this weekend’s car accident has Matt Grice hospitalized after undergoing brain surgery and leaves Jeremy Larsen without an opponent.
Therefore, Oliveira and Larsen will now fight each other on October 19.
The 145-pound affair is slated to kick off the night’s festivities.
Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will serve as host. The most anticipated trilogy in MMA heavyweight history headlines the pay-per-view broadcast when champion Cain Velasquez defends his throne against Junior dos Santos.
Here is the show’s revised roster:
(Facebook 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)
Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Larsen
Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
George Sotiropoulos vs. KJ Noons
Sarah Kaufman vs. Jessica Eye
Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt
Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague
Shawn Jordan vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez
Roy Nelson vs. Daniel Cormier
Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)