Tim Means will be unable to compete at UFC on Fox 5 after taking a spill during his weight cut, UFC President Dana White recently announced.

“The UFC curse strikes again,” White wrote Friday on Twitter. “Tim Means slips in sauna and KO's himself, so now Marcus LeVesseur vs. Abel Trujillo.”

UFC on Fox 5 takes place tomorrow at Seattle’s Key Arena, and the pre-fight weigh-ins begin in a matter of hours. Saturday night’s main draw airs live on Fox’s flagship network, while the prelims are broadcast immediately prior on FX. Benson Henderson will put his lightweight title on the line against “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz in the evening’s main event, while the co-headliner features former champion Mauricio Rua taking on Swedish prospect Alexander Gustafsson in a pivotal light heavyweight showdown.

Known as “The Dirty Bird,” Means has not lost since March 2010, posting a record of 10-0-1 in his last 11 contests. The New Mexican made his Octagon debut this past February, outpointing Bernardo Magalhaes before wrecking Justin Salas in just 66 seconds four months later at UFC on FX 3.

A four-time NCAA Division III national champion wrestler, LeVesseur, 29, has won four of his last five. “The Prospect” saw a three-fight winning streak snapped in his UFC foray, submitting to Cody McKenzie’s patented guillotine choke this past May at UFC on Fuel TV 3. However, LeVesseur responded with a victory in his most recent outing, taking a split decision from onetime WEC welterweight title challenger Carlo Prater at UFC on FX 5.

Trujillo rides a four-fight winning streak into his Octagon debut, posting a trio of victories in 2012 to earn a shot in the big show. “Killa” was last seen on June 30, when he picked up a unanimous decision victory over Bellator vet Frank Carrillo under Florida’s Championship Fighting Alliance banner.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Light Heavyweights Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader Headline UFC on Fox 18 on Jan. 30

  • 25 days ago

Top-ranked light heavyweight Anthony Johnson (20-5) faces third ranked Ryan Bader (20-4) in the the UFC on Fox 18 main event in New Jersey on Jan. 30. read news >>

UFC 193's Ronda Rousey planning break until UFC 200 so she can 'let some people miss me'

  • 18 days ago

Ronda Rousey has yet to compete at UFC 193, but she already has her post-fight plans laid out.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Donald Cerrone Gets First Whereabouts Failure Prior to UFC on Fox 17 Title Bid

  • 19 days ago

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has one strike against him per USADA code. The UFC lightweight title contender picked up his first of three allotted whereabouts failures recently. Cerrone told Tait Fletcher read news >>

Jimmie Rivera hoping for spot on UFC on FOX 18 card in New Jersey after Brazil win

  • 19 days ago

SAO PAULO – After his upset of Pedro Munhoz on Saturday in enemy territory, Jimmie Rivera still isn’t ready to start calling out opponents. Sort of. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Gleison Tibau on controversial UFC Fight Night 77 stoppage: Abel Trujillo didn't tap out

  • 21 days ago

SAO PAULO – Gleison Tibau concedes that Abel Trujillo never tapped out in their lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 77, but he said he’s still the rightful victor.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

UFC Sao Paulo Results: Gleison Tibau Scores Record-Setting Win Over Abel Trujillo

  • 22 days ago

Gleison Tibau continued to set records on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 77, securing a first-round victory over Abel Trujillo. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77 results: Bad stoppage gives Gleison Tibau sub win over Abel Trujillo

  • 22 days ago

SAO PAULO – Gleison Tibau moved one step closer to tying UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz’s record and had himself a pretty easy night’s work, even though his win was declared prematurely.Filed under: Ne read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Fight Announced for UFC on Fox Newark Card

  • 24 days ago

Anthony Johnson will fight fellow light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader in the headline clash in the first UFC on Fox event of 2016 on Jan. 30. The five-round fight will take place at the Prudential read news >>

Anthony Johnson gets wish, meets Ryan Bader in UFC on FOX 18 headliner on Jan. 30

  • 25 days ago

Anthony Johnson campaigned hard for a matchup with fellow UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader. His desire has come to fruition in the form of a five-round main event at UFC on FOX 18. Filed un read news >>

UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm Extended Video Preview

  • 26 days ago

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey faces perhaps her toughest challenge to date when she defends her title against Holly Holm at UFC 193. read news >>