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Luke Rockhold Out, CB Dollaway in Against Tim Boetsch at UFC 166

Written by Tom Ngo
September 18th, 2013
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UFC Middleweight CB Dollaway

The dreaded injury bug has taken a bite out of former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. On Wednesday night, the UFC announced CB Dollaway (pictured) will replace a wounded Rockhold to fight Tim Boetsch at UFC 166.

After losing two straight scraps, Dollaway righted the ship by winning two in a row. “The Doberman” was last seen taking a split decision over Daniel Sarafian in January.

Boetsch, on the other hand, is looking to rebound from back-to-back defeats. After rattling off four consecutive victories inside the Octagon, “The Barbarian” has since dropped bouts to Costa Philippou and more recently to Mark Munoz.

Boetsch and Rockhold were slated to headline the Fox Sports 1 portion of the festivities. It’s believed the new matchup will maintain that same slot in the lineup.

No word on the extent of Rockhold’s knee injury or how long he’ll be forced to ride the pine.

The October 19 event takes place inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. A heavyweight trilogy between champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Facebook 6PM ET/3PM PT)

Dustin Pague vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

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

CB Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch

Main Card:

(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)

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