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UFC 172: Joe Ellenberger-Vagner Rocha Scratched From Lineup

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An injury in training to Vagner Rocha has forced the cancellation of a fight set for this Saturday at UFC 172 with Joe Ellenberger.

Ellenberger was expected to meet Yancy Medeiros, but the UFC moved Medeiros to the main card and Jim Miller when Bobby Green went down.

Now, Ellenberger, the brother of UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger, will have to wait to make his Octagon debut. Rocha suffered an injury while training in Baltimore. Ellenberger has overcome a rare blood disease to continue fighting.

The updated lineup is below:

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


Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Tim Elliott

Lightweight: Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi

Female Bantamweight: Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia

Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs. Charlie Brenneman

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Chris Beal vs. Patrick Williams