MMAWeekly.com is reporting that an intriguing lightweight match up scheduled for UFC 131 early next month between Mac Danzig and Donald Cerrone has been scrapped due to Danzig suffering a torn muscle in training.
The exact nature of Danzig’s injury is unrevealed at this point.
Octagon newcomer Vagner Rocha will step in for Danzig against Cerrone, but it is currently unknown exactly where their bout will take place on the card.
Sporting a record of 6-1, Rocha is a grappling expert who has fought in both the Bellator and Strikeforce promotions. Of his six wins, four came via submission, one via TKO and one via decision. The 28-year-old fights out of Pembroke Pines, Florida.
A longtime WEC lightweight staple, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone enters into this bout on a three-fight win streak with his most recent victory coming in his UFC debut. Cerrone took on Paul Kelly at UFC 126, putting on a vintage Fight of the Night performance en route to earning a second round submission win. Cerrone’s pro record stands at 14-3.
UFC 131 goes down on June 11 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and will feature the newly-put-together main event between heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin.