With only four days remaining until the curtain is drawn on “UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin,” Krzysztof Soszynski has once again been assigned a new opponent. Courtesy of a last-minute injury to Igor Pokrajac, the light heavyweight will now face veteran Mike Massenzio this Saturday inside the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.
UFC president Dana White announced the swap early Tuesday morning.
Soszynski was originally slated to fight Anthony Perosh in the star-studded show, but he too was stung by the injury bug prior to showtime.
Former interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin and Junior dos Santos will battle in the card’s featured attraction. The victor advances to challenge UFC champ Cain Velasquez for his strap.
Saturday’s pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Here is the card’s revised lineup:
(Facebook 5:50PM ET/2:50PM PT)
Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Aaron Rosa vs. Joey Beltran
Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
Nick Ring vs. James Head
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Mike Massenzio
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Chris Weidman vs. Jesse Bongfeldt
Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards
(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Shane Carwin vs. Junior dos Santos