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:
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
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