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Rory MacDonald Out of UFC 140, Welterweights Shuffled As Replacements

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Rory MacDonald at UFC 129

Rory MacDonald celebrates at UFC 129

A change has been made to the UFC 140 card with Canadian Rory MacDonald being forced off the show due to injury.

With McDonald’s exit, fellow Canadian Claude Patrick has replaced him and will now face Brian Ebersole on the UFC 140 card in Dec.

Patrick was originally scheduled to face American Top Team fighter Rich Attonito on the card, but now UFC officials are seeking a replacement to step in and face him instead.

The UFC made the switch official late Tuesday evening.

Details about MacDonald’s injury were not available, but obviously with the fight just a month away, he was unable to continue his training in time for the bout.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Attonito’s new opponent when it becomes available.

  • shakejunt

    BUMMER!
    But, who knows, maybe this will work out for the best by allowing both MacDonald and Ebersole to become legitimate contenders instead of knocking one off.

    • Michaelchimique

      thats true for the time being but eventually one will have to knock the other off the contenders list