Wessel Replaces Burch at UFC 92

Written by Tom Ngo
December 18th, 2008

With less than two weeks until the UFC’s end of year bash, the organization announced that Mike Wessel has agreed to take on Antoni Hardonk in a heavyweight battle. Hardonk was initially slated to fight Mark Burch, however Burch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. The bout will be an undercard matchup, and most likely will not be televised.

Wessel currently holds an impressive 6-0 professional record, however all of his wins have come against C-Level opponents.

UFC 92 will be taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is how the card shapes up:

Preliminary Bouts:

Pat Berry vs. Dan Evensen
Antonio Hardonk vs. Mike Wessel
Brad Blackburn vs. Ryo Chonan
Reece Andy vs. Matt Hamill
Dean Lister vs. Yushin Okami

Main Bouts:

CB Dollaway vs. Mike Massenzio
Mustafa Al-Turkm vs. Cheick Kongo
Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion)
Rashad Evans vs. Forrest Griffin (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

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