Found May 02, 2012 on
The injury bug strikes again. Just minutes after assigning Roy Nelson a new opponent for UFC 146, the organization announced Jamie Varner (Pictured) will replace a wounded Evan Dunham to face Edson Barboza in the May 26th festivities. Despite donning the WEC lightweight title, Varner was not transitioned to the UFC after Zuffa, LLC shut the organization down in December 2010. Varner defended his strap twice before losing to now-current UFC champion Benson Henderson. Since that time, Varner has bounced around several smaller promotions to win three of his last four fights. The 27-year-old most recently picked up back-to-back victories in the XFC by posting 1stRound finishes over Nate Jolly and Drew Fickett. Barboza is perfect through his first ten professional scraps, with seven of his wins coming via some form of knockout. Speaking of lights out, the Brazilian was last seen posterizing Terry Etim at UFC 142 with a highlight-reel spinning wheel kick. UFC 146 takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos defends his freshly-minted crown against Frank Mir in the show’s featured attraction Here is the event’s updated lineup:
Preliminary Card: Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig (FX 8PM ET/5PM PT) Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins Main Card: (Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT) Stephan Struve vs. Mark Hunt Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Frank Mir vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

Jamie Varner vs. Edson Barboza set for UFC 146

UFC officials have announced that Evan Dunham has been forced out of his upcoming bout against Edson Barboza at UFC 146 due to injury. Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner has been pulled in to replace the injured Dunham. UFC 146 takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight title bout between current UFC...

Jamie Varner, Dave Herman replace injured Evan Dunham, Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 146

Dave Herman The fast approaching UFC 146 fight card gets shaken up as Evan Dunham and Gabriel Gonzaga have been forced to withdraw after suffering injuries during training. UFC officials have announced that Jamie Varner and Dave Herman have agreed to take their slots on the card. Varner will face the dynamic Edson Barboza in a lightweight bout while Herman will match-up against Roy...
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