By MMAWeekly.com Staff
An undisclosed injury has forced UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres to withdraw from a scheduled bout with Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16 in Oklahoma City, MMAWeekly.com has confirmed from a source close to the situation. MMAMania.com was the first to report the change.
Stepping into Torres’ slot will be Justin Buchholz, who last appeared at UFC 99 last month, where he lost to rising star Terry Etim via submission. It was his second loss in the Octagon. He also lost to Matt Wiman in his debut at UFC Fight Night 12 last January. His UFC record stands at 1-2.
Buchholz (8-3) trains out of Ultimate Fitness in Sacramento alongside WEC vets Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez.
After a highlight reel knockout of Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 91, Stephens (15-5) dropped two consecutive fights, most recently in April to American Top Team standout Gleison Tibau. The Des Moines native is now 3-4 inside the Octagon.
A timetable for Torres’ return is unknown.