An undisclosed illness has forced “The Ultimate Fighter 15” winner
Chiesa out of his
UFC on Fox 5 bout with Marcus
UFC officials recently announced Chiesa’s withdrawal from the
lightweight scrap, but with just six days remaining until the
event, a replacement opponent for LeVesseur was not named. The
fight was one of six prelims expected to air on FX.
UFC on Fox 5 takes place at KeyArena in Seattle on Saturday and is
headlined by a lightweight title clash between Benson
Henderson and Nate Diaz.
Also featured on the card is a key light heavyweight showdown
Gustafsson and Mauricio Rua
and a welterweight matchup between Rory
MacDonald and B.J. Penn.
Chiesa, 24, hasn’t competed since submitting Al Iaquinta
in the first round at “TUF 15” Finale in June. “Maverick” is
unbeaten in eight professional outings, with six of those victories
coming by way of submission.
A four-time NCAA Division III national champion wrestler, LeVesseur
fell victim to a Cody
McKenzie guillotine choke in his Octagon debut at UFC on Fuel
TV 3. The Minnesota Fight Factory representative rebounded in his
second appearance, taking a split verdict over Carlo Prater