For the second time in 2013, injuries have forced Manny Gamburyan to withdraw from an event.
Jim Hettes has been forced out a planned UFC 159 matchup with Steven Siler, and Strikeforce import Kurt Holobaugh has agreed to take his place.
Ryan Bader has withdrawn from UFC 160 due to injury, and as a result, James Te Huna will take his place against Glover Teixeira on the May 25 card.
Mark Hunt will replace Alistair Overeem and face Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25.
Junior dos Santos won’t have to wait for Alistair Overeem to get healthy before he fights again.
German prospect Sheila Gaff has signed a four-fight contract with the UFC and is expected to debut in the Octagon opposite Sara McMann at UFC 159.
The UFC’s decision to go all-in with welterweights is paying off with Nate Marquardt returning to the Octagon as part of the UFC 158 welterweight shuffle following Rory MacDonald's injury.
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt will take on Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158.
It looks like stacking the UFC 158 card with six capable welterweights was a prudent move by the Las Vegas-based promotion.
Alexander Sarnavskiy has a fractured hand and will not be able to continue in Bellator’s Season 8 lightweight tournament.