undisclosed injury has forced Mike Thomas Brown to withdraw from
his Jan. 20 bout. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood
Brown and Ricardo
Lamas have suffered undisclosed injuries and have been forced
to withdraw from their respective bouts at UFC
on FX 1 and UFC
143, promotion officials announced Thursday.
UFC on FX 1 is headlined by a pivotal lightweight confrontation
between Jim Miller
Guillard and takes place Jan. 20 at Bridgestone Arena in
Nashville, Tenn. UFC 143 follows on Feb. 4, featuring an interim
welterweight title collision between Nick Diaz and
Condit at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Brown was slated to lock horns with Vagner
Rocha, while Lamas had signed on to meet Dustin
Poirier. No replacement opponents were announced. The former
World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion, Brown, 36,
has returned to his winning ways after suffering back-to-back
losses to kick off 2011. Following defeats to Diego Nunes
Yahya, the American Top Team standout emerged victorious on
Aug. 6, outpointing Nam Phan at
Lamas answered the call to face Dustin
Poirier as an injury replacement himself, as “The Diamond” was
originally scheduled to square off with Eric Koch. Lamas, 29, has
won five of his last six fights, earning a pair of wins in 2011.
Following a knockout loss to end last year, the hard-punching
wrestler posted victories over Matt Grice
Swanson in June and November to kick off his UFC career.