Originally scheduled to fight Chris Lytle at UFC 73, Jeff Joslin has pulled out of the fight due to injury. Replacing the injured Canadian fighter will be Drew Fickett. A 6-time veteran of the UFC, Fickett is coming off of a victory over Keita Nakamura at Ultimate Fight Night 9.
Chris Lytle is looking to rebound from back to back losses to Matt Serra and Matt Hughes. Another loss for the veteran could signify his last appearance in the Octagon.
UFC 73: Stacked will be held at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. and will be headlined by two title defenses. Black House Fighter Anderson Silva will make the first defense of his UFC middleweight belt against former King of Pancrase Nate Marquardt. In the other title fight, newly crowned lightweight champion Sean Sherk will take on Hermes Franca.
Also on the card is a showdown between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz and the Ultimate Fighter Season 2 winner Rashad Evans and the debut of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the #2 ranked heavyweight fighter in the world, as he rematches fellow Pride veteran Heath Herring.