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:
(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
(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