The UFC reconfigured another bout for UFC on FX 6, which also serves as the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, the first Australian version of the TUF franchise.

Krzysztof Soszynski and Ednaldo Oliveira were originally expected for the Dec. 15 (Dec. 14 in the U.S.) fight card, but somewhere along the way, Soszynski slipped out of the bout. UFC officials have now also confirmed that Oliveira is injured and off the card.

The Soszynski vs. Oliveira bout has been erased and replaced by a light heavyweight bout pitting Nick Penner against UFC newbie Eddie Mendez.

Penner (11-2) enters the fight coming off of a loss to Anthony Perosh UFC on FX 2 back in March. The Canadian fighter had been expected to return over the summer, but was sidelined with an injury.

He’ll now face Mendez (7-0-1), who has amassed his professional experience primarily on smaller shows in the Southwestern United States.

Mendez does have a victory over Fernando Gonzalez on the undercard of the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal event that took place last December in San Diego.

A battle between TUF The Smashes coaches Georges Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson headlines the UFC on FX 6 fight card slated for Dec. 15 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.

Due to the time difference, UFC on FX 6 airs live in the United States on Dec. 14.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest UFC news and updates.

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

Related News

UFC on FOX 23's Francis Ngannou adds Cain Velasquez to hit list with Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos

  • 23 days ago
  • 15 views

DENVER – After knocking out former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou listed Alistair Overeem and ex-champ Junior Dos Santos as two fighters he’d like to face next. Filed under: F read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 adds Carmouche vs. McMann, Janes vs. Meerschaert, Gavin vs. Sicilia

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

The UFC Fight Night 105 lineup is finally filling out, and UFC officials have announced three new contests for the card. The additions include a women's bantamweight matchup between [autotag]Liz Carm read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 adds Carmouche vs. McMann, Janes vs. Meerschaert, Sicilia vs. Tucker

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC Fight Night 105 lineup is finally filling out, and UFC officials have announced three new contests for the card, as well as a rebuilt contest.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Tito Ortiz Towers Over Bellator 170 Fighter Salaries | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 32 views

Tito Ortiz, already a UFC Hall of Fame member, went out on his own terms on Saturday at Bellator 170, also leading the charge on the disclosed fighter payroll. read news >>

Stephen Thompson Has Gained a Lot More Respect for Tyron Woodley (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 26 views

Title challenger Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson has gained a lot of respect for UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 Road to the Octagon: Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 92 views

Heavyweights collide at UFC on FOX 23, as former champ Andrei Arlovski faces the division’s fastest rising prospect Francis Ngannou. read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 Road to the Octagon: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 124 views

No. 1-ranked women's bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko looks to continue her ascent by knocking off No. 2 ranked Julianna Pena in the UFC on FOX 23 main event. read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 Road to the Octagon: Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 85 views

In the co-main event at UFC on FOX 23, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is seeking a fifth straight victory in a showdown with Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. read news >>

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

  • 29 days ago
  • 18 views

We want your predictions for the upcoming UFC on FOX 23 event in Denver.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Gilbert Melendez wants 'one last run' at UFC title – and at featherweight

  • 29 days ago
  • 12 views

With three consecutive losses on his record, Gilbert Melendez is looking to make a significant change as he heads down the final stretch of a nearly 15-year career.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>