It appears Erik Koch (Pictured) will have to wait a bit longer to make his UFC debut.

On Thursday, Koch’s opponent, Greg Jackson product Cub Swanson, announced that an undisclosed injury would prevent him from competing at UFC Live 3 on March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. With the promotion reportedly unable to find a short-notice replacement for Swanson, the entire bout has been scrapped, and the event’s bill is now complete with 11 fights.

The show will be headlined by a welterweight clash between Danish striker Martin Kampmann and the resurgent Diego Sanchez.

Koch has been beaten only once as a professional. The 22-year-old Roufusport product rebounded from a decision defeat to Chad Mendes to notch back-to-back victories to end 2010. After submitting Bendy Casimir with a triangle choke in June, “New Breed” spoiled Francisco Rivera’s WEC debut with a head kick and followed up with punches to seal the November TKO victory.

Swanson is a three-time WEC “Fight of the Night” winner and a six-year veteran of the sport. The 27-year-old has thrown both strikes and gutters as of late, alternating between wins and losses in his last four fights. Most recently, Swanson earned a hard-fought split decision win over Mackens Semerzier at WEC 52 in November, edging out the Team Menace representative after a three-round war.

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