Josh Janousek vs Michael Kuiper Pulled From UFC on FOX 6
MMA Junkie reports that Michael Kuiper (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs Josh Janousek (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been pulled from UFC on FOX 6 after Janousek suffered an injury five days before the event.
Janousek was set to replace Buddy Roberts (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who was a replacement for Caio Magalhaes (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who was a replacement for Thiago Perpetuo (9-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC). The first fight was set for UFC on FX 7 before being moved to UFC on FOX 6 with the Kuiper-Roberts pairing earlier this month.
The event takes place this Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. The main card airs on FOX with preliminary fights on FX and Facebook. It’s unknown if Janousek vs. Kuiper will be rebooked for a later event.
Kuiper was looking for a return after a TKO win over Jared Hamman at UFC 150 in August. This was his first UFC win after a decision loss to Rafael Natal in his promotional debut, which ended a 11-0 record. Janousek would have been making his UFC debut at the event.
The full UFC on FOX 6 card now includes:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson – for flyweight title
Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 5 p.m. ET)
T.J. Grant vs. Matt Wiman
Clay Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki
Ryan Bader vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
David Mitchell vs. Simeon Thoresen
Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Russow
Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)
Rafael Natal vs. Sean Spencer