The IFL announced Tuesday morning that middleweight Benji Radach will be unable to compete as scheduled vs. Leopoldo Serao during the IFL’s February 29 show in Las Vegas at the Orleans Center.

Former UFC competitor and light heavyweight semifinalist from the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter” Josh Haynes has been announced as Radach’s replacement.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity. I’ve wanted to fight for the IFL for a little while,” Haynes is quoted as saying in a press release issued by the IFL. “Ever since I left the UFC it’s been something I’ve wanted to do, and I think the matchup is fantastic. I love the opportunity to represent my gym. I’ve got a great camp and I think this guy is going to be unpleasantly surprised.”

Haynes will represent Xtreme Couture while Serao will be fighting for Mario Sperry’s World Class Fight Center in a best-of-three series between the two Vegas-based fight camps.

Radach, who made it all the way to the finals of the IFL’s middleweight World Grand Prix before losing to current champion Matt Horwich, sustained a neck injury during training.

Radach’s injury is the second major change to the card, which is scheduled to be televised on Mark Cuban’s HDNet. Tim Kennedy had been slated to fight Horwich for the IFL middleweight title but had to withdraw due to a military commitment. Ryan McGivern will instead challenge Horwich for the title.

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