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Change To UFC On FX 6 Lineup, As Eddie Mendez Out, Cody Donovan In

UFC officials have been forced to make another change to an upcoming fight card, as Eddie Mendez has been forced out of a planned bout with Nick Penner at UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. The card takes place December 15 from Australia.

In place of Mendez will be UFC newcomer Cody Donovan (7-2). The bout is set to be part of the prelims from Broadbeach, Gold Coast.

Donovan has won three straight fights and is 4-1 in his last five overall. He earned a win over Brian Albin inside the Bellator cage.

Penner (11-2) dropped his UFC debut to Anthony Perosh, snapping an eight-fight win streak. Mendez was forced out with a shoulder injury.