September 13, 2007

by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
Hawaiian fighter Scott Junk replaces Justin McCully at UFC 76. Riding a six-fight winning streak, Junk steps in to face American Kickboxing Academy heavyweight Christian Wellisch.

UFC 76 is scheduled to take place on Sept. 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

McCully re-injured his elbow in training according to his manager Ken Pavia. “[Justin] tried working through it, but the pain became unbearable.

“He is devastated because he grew up in the shadows of the Honda Center and always dreamed of fighting on the grand stage in his home town.”

Heading into the planned fight with Wellisch, McCully was on a four-fight winning streak of his own, including a win over Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9 in April of this year.

“He is being re-evaluated by the doctors and we should be given a timetable for his return shortly,” replied Pavia when questioned about McCully’s return to fighting.

UFC 76 Fight Card:
-Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
-Chuck Liddell vs. Keith Jardine
-Diego Sanchez vs. Jon Fitch
-Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Lyoto Machida
-Tyson Griffin vs. Thiago Tavares
-Matt Wiman vs. Michihiro Omigawa
-Diego Saraiva vs. Jeremy Stephens
-Christian Wellisch vs. Scott Junk

*Fight card subject to change.