The UFC announced on Tuesday that an injury has forced Rory MacDonald out of a bout against Brian Ebersole at UFC 140. Stepping in for MacDonald will be Claude Patrick.
UFC 140 takes place December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main event will feature UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his title against Lyoto Machida.
Patrick, who was born in Toronto and continues to train in his native country, is 14-1. He has won all three of his UFC bouts, including two in Canada.
Ebersole (48-14-1) is 2-0 in the UFC, having defeated Chris Lytle and Dennis Hallman already this year. He is undefeated since a 2008 loss to Hector Lombard via submission.