The injury bug has its finger prints all over UFC 131. After forcing Brock Lesnar out of the main event against Junior dos Santos, it was reported late Tuesday night Mac Danzig would withdraw from his lightweight bout against Donald Cerrone with an undisclosed injury.
UFC president Dana White waits for no man, as he promptly announced Vagner Rocha will make his Octagon debut against “Cowboy.” The Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt holds a 6-1 professional record.
Speaking of submission specialists, Cerrone owns a 14-3 mark, with 12 of his victories coming by way of tapout.
UFC 131 takes place June 11th inside the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Shane Carwin will face dos Santos in the night’s featured attraction.
The pay-per-view broadcast airs live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Here is the card’s revised roster (Bout order subject to change):
Aaron Rosa vs. Joey Beltran
Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
Nick Ring vs. James Head
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Chris Weidman vs. Jesse Bongfeldt
Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman
Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Shane Carwin vs. Junior dos Santos