Originally written on cheap-heat  |  Last updated 4/24/12

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be tinkering with its upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 3 fight card, scheduled for May 15, 2012 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

That’s because lightweight banger Aaron Riley was forced to withdraw from the network-televised event for undisclosed reasons and has been replaced by promotion newcomer Marcus LeVesseur.

The 21-5 “Prospect” will throw down against struggling Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veteran Cody McKenzie (12-2), who tweeted the update earlier today:

i will be fighting may 15th i was fighting a good banger aaron riely now im fighting a good wrestler in marcus levesseur

Here’s a look at the current UFC on FUEL TV 3 fight card and line-up:

 

Main Event:

145 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

Main Card (FUEL TV):

170 lbs.: Jorge Lopez vs. Amir Sadollah
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens
135 lbs.: Jeff Hougland vs. Yves Jabouin
205 lbs.: Fabio Maldonado vs. Igor Pokrajac
185 lbs.: Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald

Preliminary Card (Facebook):

155 lbs.: Marcus LeVesseur vs. Cody McKenzie
185 lbs.: Brad Tavares vs. Dongi Yang
170 lbs.: T.J. Grant vs. Carlo Prater
155 lbs.: Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Kamal Shalorus
135 lbs.: Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo
135 lbs.: Azamat Gashimov vs. Alex Soto

 

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