It looks like Tim Credeur will be the latest UFC fighter to take advantage of the company’s recent health care coverage for its athletes.
He has been forced to withdraw from October’s UFC 137 fight card in Las Vegas due to injury, according to UFC president Dana White.
His opponent, Brad Tavares, will instead fight UFC newcomer Dustin Jacoby.
Tavares (7-1) enters the fight coming off of the first setback of his career. He lost a unanimous decision to Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 in July. His record had been spotless prior to that fight, including two victories in the UFC.
Jacoby (6-0) makes his way to the Octagon after a strong start to his career fighting primarily in the Midwest. He fights out of the HIT Squad, which used to be partly owned by UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, but is now under the guidance of Jesse Finney.
A UFC welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Carlos Condit heads the Oct. 29 UFC 137 fight card at Mandalay Bay.