UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s head just won’t stop spinning as the injuries continue to mount. The latest fighter to move onto the sidelines is Michael Bisping, who was slated to face Tim Boetsch at UFC 149 in Calgary.
Bisping’s void is being filled by Hector Lombard, resulting in a virtual swap of talent between UFC 149 and UFC on Fox 4.
Lombard was initially slated to face Brian Stann in the UFC on Fox 4 main event on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. Stann fell out of that bout due to injury, so the UFC paired Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who lost his UFC 149 opponent, with Brandon Vera to headline UFC on Fox 4.
After Bisping fell off the UFC 149 card late Wednesday, the promotion moved Lombard over to face Boetsch in Canada.
So now Shogun vs. Vera headlines UFC on Fox 4, and Lombard vs. Boetsch will be part of the supporting cast at UFC 149.
Be sure to stay tuned. If you look away or blink, there is sure to be another fight change coming your way soon!