by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
Krazy Horse will apparently have to ride another day, and K.J. Noons will wait on revenge.
A change has been made to the upcoming fight for the last ever EliteXC lightweight champion as K.J. Noons is now set to face off against Conor Heun in Los Angeles on June 16 as a part of Strikeforce on Showtime. Charles Bennett, Noons’ original opponent, was forced to withdraw for unknown reasons.
Sources close to the fight confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Heun steps into the bout on just two weeks notice after being away from the fight game for the past year. The Eddie Bravo trained fighter last fought in June 2009 in a loss to former UFC lightweight Jorge Gurgel.
There was no official word as to why Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett had to withdraw from the fight, but the show must go on and it will go on a little earlier than the originally scheduled bout as well.
The fight between Noons and Heun will now take place on the June 16 card in Los Angeles as opposed to the original date for the fight with Bennett on June 26 in San Jose, Calif.
The bout will remain on the night’s main televised card set for Showtime, which features a main event pitting Robbie Lawler against Renato “Babalu” Sobral in a catchweight fight.
MMAWeekly.com will have more information on this show as it becomes available.