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Mike Wessel Steps In For Mike Burch Against Hardonk At UFC 92

Antoni Hardonk will now face Mike Wessel at UFC 92 instead of Mark Burch. The reason for the switch is unclear at this time, but the UFC has confirmed that Hardonk will fight Wessel not Burch on Dec. 27.

The undefeated Wessel is a former pro football player and used to be the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Arkansas football team. He fights out of Westside Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with TUF 8 alum Roli Delgado and was reportedly “discovered” by Joe Silva as he cornered Delgado in his recent win over John Polakowski at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale.

Wessel faces quite a task in his UFC debut going up against hard hitting Antoni Hardonk who looked very impressive in his past two fights scoring big time knockouts against Colin Robinson and Eddie Sanchez.

Below is a look at the full fight card for UFC 92:

Main Card

Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir

Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

Mike Massenzio vs. CB Dollaway

Mostapha Al Turk vs. Cheick Kongo

Preliminary Card

Dean Lister vs. Yushin Okami

Mike Wessel vs. Antoni Hardonk

Reese Andy vs. Matt Hamill

Brad Blackburn vs. Ryo Chonan

Pat Barry vs. Dan Evensen