Tyron Woodley Replaces Injured Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le

June 24, 2014
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Tyron Woodley replaces an injured Hector Lombard against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le.

Dana White was in Hong Kong for a press conference Tuesday afternoon ahead of UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le, which is set for the Cotai Arena on Aug. 23, and will be the promotion’s third card to be held in Macau.

Kim (19-2-1) was initially slated to face Lombard in a match-up, which would have had major implications for the 170-pound title picture, but the Cuban has withdrawn from that bout with an injury that has not been disclosed.

In his places will be Woodley (13-3), who has a quick turnaround after suffering a unanimous decision defeat in a title eliminator with Rory McDonald at UFC 174 earlier this month. He is currently in Singapore preparing for the fight with Kim at Evolve MMA.

A lightweight bout between TUF China 170-pound winner Lipeng Zhang (7-7-1) and Australian debutant Brendan O’Reilly (5-0-0-1) has also reportedly been booked for Aug. 23 in Macau.

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  • julian moran

    Lombard vs Woodley would be good.

  • Obi-Wan Granoli

    both would gas. oh and stungun is gonna outclass woodley.

    • Danny boy

      I think you are right if he makes it through the first round. Tyron is a sprinter kim is a marathon runner

      • Obi-Wan Granoli

        He should, then again…one big hit and it’s a done deal. It’s gonna be exciting.

  • Timothy Malone

    What the heck is going on with the other TUF China Finale fight? It hasn’t been announced for this event and the show has been over for four months now!

    • Obi-Wan Granoli

      kinda weird

  • Mark McDowall

    Props for getting right back in there. But I think stungun might surprise him…

  • Lucas Freire

    Supporting stungun!

  • Darin

    Props to Woodley for stepping up.

  • mmalive

    Woodley will run into problems if he does not finish Kim REAL QUICK. Styles makes fights but cardio is another issue.