Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig Moved to Main Card as Part of UFC on Fox 9 Fight Card Shuffle

December 7, 2013
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Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon UFC 155After Matt Brown was forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC on Fox 9 bout with Carlos Condit due to suffering two herniated discs in his lower back, that fight was cancelled and a preliminary bout between Joe Lauzon and Mac Danzig was elevated to the main card.

Sources close to the fight confirmed Brown’s withdrawal and the bouts removal to on Saturday. UFC officials later announced the promotion of the Lauzon vs. Danzig bout via Twitter.

The original twelve-bout card currently stands at eleven fights.

The move returns the main card to four bouts that will be featured on “Big Fox” on Saturday, Dec. 14, emanating from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

The UFC on Fox 9 main card features a headlining bout pitting UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson against Joseph Benavidez. That bout was a replacement for original headliner Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson after Pettis had to schedule knee surgery.

The three remaining main card bouts are now Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald, Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz, and Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig.

A preliminary bout between Sam Stout and Codie McKenzie was originally slated for the UFC’s online stream, but has been moved up to the preliminary broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

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  • Elle

    Card just got a lot shittier. Im sorry but demetrius johnson is not a main eventer for me. Sorry but this female mma fan just thinks yiu are too damn small :/ pFox card or not. I hope Benevidez knocks Unanimous johnson the eff out

    • Jay Mcgarrity

      Although mighty mouse is probably my least favorite out of the title holders to watch, i wouldn’t say he’s too small and the card is still really good. Every main card fight will be a good one and I’m also looking forward to Barboza vs Castillo, Court McGee vs LaFlare, Bobby Green vs Pat Healy will be awesome, and Sam Stout vs Mckenzietine should also be good. There’s no doubt about it, the card lost it’s best and most exciting fight but the majority of fights left are still awesome fights with a lot of familiar names and a few big names on there.

      • draven jones

        they should of put danny castillo vs edson barboza on the main card or bobby green vs pat healy

    • shakejunt

      card did lose a lot of steam, but he’d still probably beat up your man. it’s not like he’s guida.

  • Now I’m very upset about Condit/Brown being scrapped but we don’t have to disrespect the rest of the card. I mean if your favorite football player is out with an injury for a game or two are you not going to watch the team play? Do you still not enjoy watching the sport? Best analogy I can think of off hand so don’t kill me if you don’t like it, especially if you get what I’m saying.