36-Nah-Shon-Burrell-7163-UFC-157-weighThe injury bug is back with a vengeance, taking Amir Sadollah out of his scheduled fight against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC 160.

UFC officials on Wednesday announced that Sadollah was out due to injury, but that they had already lined up Strikeforce vet Nah-Shon Burrell to take his place.

The fight represents a quick turnaround for Burrell who made his Octagon debut recently at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche. He currently sports a 9-2 overall record, including the unanimous decision victory over Yuri Villefort.

Thompson (6-1), however, has been on the sidelines since April of 2012. Matt Brown defeated him by unanimous decision at UFC 145, and Thompson has been itching ever since to get back on track.

Thompson had been scheduled to fight Besam Yousef at UFC 154, but had to pull out of the bout due to a knee injury.

Thompson and Burrell are part of the UFC 160 supporting cast. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez puts his belt on the line in a rematch with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event on May 25 in Las Vegas.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Unbeaten Mendes in for Hettes against Rosa

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

The injury bug has bit this Sunday's UFC Fight Night card once more, with featherweight prospect Jimy Hettes the victim, as he has been forced out of his bout against Charles Rosa at TD Garden in Bos read news >>

UFC Boston Bit by Injury Bug Again, Charles Rosa Gets Second Opponent in a Week

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Less than a week ago, Charles Rosa was set to fight Jimy Hettes at UFC Boston on Sunday. Two opponents later, his fingers are crossed that there are no further hiccups. read news >>

Dominick Cruz Doesn’t Know What’s Next, Doesn’t Think Injury is Serious

  • 21 days ago
  • 12 views

Having finally regained his bantamweight belt, Dominick Cruz doesn't know what's next and doesn't care. read news >>

Urijah Faber hopes rib injury wouldn't delay Dominick Cruz title fight

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

BOSTON – Although the stars seem to be aligning for a potential rubber match between new UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and rival Urijah Faber, one possible hiccup awaits.Filed under: News, read news >>

Teammate: Josh Koscheck will fight again despite Bellator debut injury withdrawal

  • 18 days ago
  • 6 views

Josh Koscheck’s withdrawal from his Bellator debut due to injury could have been a significant setback for the veteran fighter. Fortunately, though, it won’t spell the end of the road for the 38-year read news >>

Assuncao sets his sights after injury layoff

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao is nearing his return to the Octagon after a lengthy injury layoff, and he's already setting his sights on the division. read news >>

Matt Mitrione Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Eye and Return

  • 17 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione will require surgery to repair his right eye that was severely damaged by two eye pokes in his Jan. 17 matchup against Travis Browne. According to Ariel Helwani of MMAFi read news >>

UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 Extended Video Preview

  • 16 days ago
  • 100 views

Hear from UFC 196 headliners Fabricio Werdum, Cain Velasquez, Johny Hendricks, Stephen Thompson and UFC analyst Joe Rogan as they preview the fight card's big fights. read news >>

Cain Velasquez out, Stipe Miocic meets Fabricio Werdum for heavyweight title

  • 14 days ago
  • 1069 views

Injury has dealt Cain Velasquez another blow, as he’s been forced to pull out of UFC 196.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Cain Velasquez apologizes for UFC 196 withdrawal: 'I can't ignore this injury'

  • 14 days ago
  • 171 views

After officially withdrawing from UFC 196 with a back injury, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez has issued an apology.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>