Jeff Monson has been forced to withdraw from Adrenaline MMA’s inaugural show this Saturday in Chicago.
The popular bjj blackbelt suffered a broken hand in a decision loss to Josh Barnett on May 18. That hand will keep Monson out of out of Adrenialine’s inagural show according to Adrenaline MMA President Monte Cox.
“He found that the thing wasn’t healing properly and he wasn’t going to be able to fight,” Cox told USAToday.
Cox decided on a local product to replace Monson against exciting up-and-comer Mike Russow (8-1), tabbing Jason Guida (17-15), brother of UFC fighter Clay Guida, to fight in the main event.
Below is a look at the official fight card for Adreniline MMA’s Inaugural Event:
Jeff Monson (23-7) vs. Mike Russow (9-1)
Daiju Takase (7-11) vs. Terry Martin (16-4)
Jameel Massouh (15-3) vs. Clay French (14-2)
Tony Fryklund (14-9) vs. Brian Gassaway (25-17-1)
Jeff Cox (9-6) vs. Bart Palaszewski (28-11)
Tiawon Howard (6-1) vs. Rory Markham (14-4)
Anthony Lapsley (13-3) vs. Mark Miller (9-3)
Herc Hayes (7-5) vs. Kerry Schall (22-9)
Rob Kimmons(15-3) vs. Hector Urbina (11-3)
Aaron Rosa (10-2) vs. Ron Fields (23-24-1)
Dom O’Grady (5-0) vs. Mike Stumpf (9-1)
Joe Jordan (41-11) vs. Ryan Williams (6-1)
Joe Pearson (22-9-1) vs. John Hosman (8-3-1)
Louis Taylor (4-0) vs. Adam Maciejewski (6-4)