Found May 02, 2012 on
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 heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Varner is 19-6-1 in his professional mixed martial arts career. He is currently on a two fight win streak competing in the XFC and is 1-1 in the UFC thus far. In his last bout he defeated Drew Fickett via first round submission (punches) at XFC 16. The Barboza bout will be his first in the UFC since March 3, 2007. Barboza is 10-0 in his professional mixed martial arts career. The fast rising lightweight prospect looks to remain undefeated for his career and also in the UFC where he is 4-0 thus far. In his last bout he defeated Terry Etim with a highlight reel knockout via a spinning wheel kick in the third round at UFC 142.

Jamie Varner Replaces Injured Evan Dunham at UFC 146

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...

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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