by Mick Hammond – MMAWeekly.com
MMAWeekly has learned that an injury has forced Yoon Dong Sik to withdraw from the Pride Bushido Grand Prix, in which he was scheduled to face Paulo Filho this weekend.
Replacing Sik in the 183-pound tournament will be French fighter Gregory Bouchelaghem.
Bouchelaghem has spent much of his fighting career in England, and currently sports an MMA record of 5-2. Most notably, Bouchelaghem has wins over UFC and Pride veterans Mark Weir and Andrei Semenov.
In Bouchelaghem’s most recent bout, he lost via a close split decision to Roan Carneiro at the World Cage Fighting Championship event in March.
Sik sustained an injury in training that required him to pull out of the Grand Prix. Sik has never won in Pride. In his three Pride fights, he was knocked out by Kazushi Sakuraba in April 2005, then he lost via unanimous decision to Makoto Takimoto in October 2005, and most recently he lost via unanimous decision to Quinton Jackson of February of this year.