Last-Minute Change to “UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz” Fight Card

Written by Tom Ngo
November 1st, 2011

UFC Paul Taylor

And then there were 10, as in only ten bouts that will appear in this weekend’s “UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz” event. On Tuesday morning, the world’s premier MMA promotion announced Paul Taylor was rear-ended at a red light and suffered whiplash on Monday. The injury will force him out of his lightweight scrap against Anthony Njokuani.

Due to the last-minute nature of the news, the company will not replace the bout in the lineup. Therefore, the light heavyweight contest between Anthony Perosh and Cyrille Diabate has been promoted to the main card in place of the 155-pound affair.

Njokuani will be shelved for another show.

The action kicks off early this Saturday, with the first fight scheduled to stream live on Facebook at approximately 12:30PM ET/9:30AM PT. Spike TV will make the five featured bouts available via same-day tape-delay at 8PM ET/PT.

A critical middleweight showdown between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz headlines the Octagon’s return trip across the pond.

Here is the card’s revised roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Faacebook 12:30PM ET/9:30AM PT)

Vaughan Lee vs. Chris Cariaso

Che Mills vs. Chris Cope

Philip De Fries vs. Rob Broughton

Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young

John Maguire vs. Justin Edwards

Main Bouts:

(Spike TV 8PM ET/PT via Same-day Tape-delay)

Anthony Perosh vs. Cyrille Diabate

Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto

Thiago Alves vs. Papy Abedi

Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao

Mark Munoz vs. Chris Leben

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