It’s only fitting that the year-end UFC event has suffered an injury, as the promotion has been hit hard by the injury bug this past year. Gray Maynard will be replaced by Jim Miller for a lightweight showdown at UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II.
UFC officials confirmed the change on Wednesday, as Maynard suffered an injury in training. The former contender was looking to build off a recent win over Clay Guida.
Miller (21-4) has won 10 of his 13 UFC bouts, but was stopped by Nate Diaz this past May. Diaz has since signed to compete for the UFC lightweight title against Benson Henderson.
Lauzon (22-7) is also coming off a victory, as he topped Jamie Varner most recently. Lauzon is 9-4 inside the Octagon and owns 11 fight-night bonuses.
UFC 155 takes place December 29 from Las Vegas. Lauzon-Miller is expected to remain on the main card.