UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is the latest casualty to the injury bug as he has been forced out of UFC 149 and his main event bout against Erik Koch.
In their place, UFC 148 loses its co-main event as Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao has been moved over as the new main event in Calgary.
UFC officials confirmed the moves on Saturday evening.
There has been no word if Erik Koch will remain on the card against another opponent or not, but UFC officials have stated that another fight will be added to the show in the coming days.
UFC 149 already took two big hits over the last few days losing Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua as he moves over to headline UFC on Fox 4, while Michael Bisping dropped off the card due to injury as well.
Faber vs. Barao will battle in the new main event in a five round fight to determine an interim bantamweight champion while UFC champion Dominick Cruz rehabs from knee surgery that will keep him out until mid-2013.
MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the UFC 148 and UFC 149 cards when it becomes available.