With just a few days to spare, the UFC has been forced to repair damages done to UFC 172.
Set for this Saturday from Baltimore, the card has been hit by the injury bug, as Bobby Green was forced out of a planned lightweight scrap with Jim Miller. The promotion confirmed previous reports that Yancy Medeiros will move from a prelim fight with Joe Ellenberger and meet Miller on the pay-per-view main card now.
Medeiros (9-1) is winless since a 2010 knockout victory over Gareth Joseph in Strikeforce. He lost his UFC debut to Rustam Khabilov after an injury last year, and his win over Yves Edwards in November was reversed to a no-contest after a failed post-fight drug test.
As for Ellenberger, he is expected to remain on the card alongside his brother, facing the returning Vagner Rocha. Rocha (11-3) went 1-2 in his previous run with the company before being released. He has won his last four fights.
Green offered an explanation for his decision to exit the fight with Miller, posting a picture of his damaged ankle on Twitter.
My ankle injury I can walk somewhat but in no condition for the fight this is the second of the same ankle in 4 weeks pic.twitter.com/fP7Dqjk5L4
— Bobby King Green (@BobbyKGreen) April 21, 2014
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET))
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Glover Teixeira
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson
Middleweight: Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch
Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Yancy Medeiros
Featherweight: Andre Fili vs. Max Holloway
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Tim Elliott
Lightweight: Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi
Female Bantamweight: Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia
Lightweight: Joe Ellenberger vs. Vagner Rocha
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs. Charlie Brenneman
Bantamweight: Chris Beal vs. Patrick Williams