TJ-Dillashaw-vs-Vaughan-Lee-UFC-Fuel-4_5011The UFC on Fox 7 fight card took its second hit in less than 24 hours on Friday, as UFC officials announced that Francisco Rivera is injured and out of his bout against Hugo Viana.

Dan Hardy fell off the card due to injury late Thursday with Jordan Mein quickly agreeing to take his place against Matt Brown.

UFC officials again acted swiftly, enlisting T.J. Dillashaw to step in for Rivera.

Dillashaw (7-1), like Mein, is coming off of a victory at last weekend’s UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz. He has also agreed to make the quick turn to fight on the April 20 fight card in San Jose, Calif.

His UFC 158 victory over Issei Tamura put Dillashaw on a three-fight winning since coming up shy in his bid to win The Ultimate Fighter 14.

The fight with Viana is an important one for both fighters. Viana is undefeated at 7-0 and has won both of his fights in the Octagon.

Whoever wins this bout will receive a big boost in credibility as both men try to claw their way into the title picture.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

TJ Dillashaw: UFC 207 Warrior Code Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 18 views

Before TJ Dillashaw fights to become the top contender against No. 2 ranked bantamweight John Lineker at UFC 207, hear why he fights and his future plans. read news >>

UFC Unfiltered: Bas Rutten and TJ Dillashaw

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

MMA Legend Bas Rutten calls in to discuss his Pancrase days, the evolution of MMA, UFC 207 and much more. Before that, No. 1 ranked UFC Bantamweight TJ Dillashaw joins the show. Plus, Matt chats with read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Standing Up for What He Thinks is Right (UFC 207 video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 178 views

Former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw talks about his upcoming UFC 207 fight against John Lineker and fighting for what he believes is right. read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Doesn't Blame Ronda Rousey (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 9 views

TJ Dillashaw doesn't blame former women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey for her UFC 207 media absence, but believes it sets the standard for other fighters. read news >>

TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 207

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

In another time, another life, UFC 207's TJ Dillashaw and John Lineker would've already had a title shot off their current runs. As bantamweight champion, Dillashaw began sniffing around the No. 1 po read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Makes His Case for Next Title Shot (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 21 views

Former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw talks about his one-sided UFC 207 win over John Lineker and thinks that he deserves to fight for the title next. read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Immediately Shifts Focus to Challenging Cody Garbrandt (UFC 207 video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 19 views

After dominating John Lineker on Friday night, TJ Dillashaw took aim at his former teammate, Cody Garbrandt. read news >>

Cody Garbrandt: 'TJ Dillashaw Was Never Really a World Champion' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 94 views

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt says former teammate and former titleholder TJ Dillashaw was never a world champion. read news >>

Henrique da Silva vs. Johnson, Caceres vs. Knight added to UFC on FOX 23

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC on FOX 23’s fight card is quickly filling with the addition of two new bouts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 loses Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares, adds Alessio Di Chirico vs. Eric Spicely

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

A fight between UFC welterweights Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares has been scratched from UFC on FOX 23.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>