Found May 17, 2012 on MMA Interplay:
The heavyweight-only main card of UFC 146 takes another hit as the injury bug has forced Mark Hunt to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve. Fortunately, UFC officials announced today that Lavar Johnson has jumped at the opportunity replace Hunt on the card. According to Johnson, “I heard last night there was a chance I could get this fight and I accepted right away. You don’t get chances like this too much in life, so when you are lucky, you got to make the most of it.” Since transitioning from Strikeforce, Johnson (17-5) has proceeded to earn “Knockout of the Night” performances in both of his UFC fights. He has recorded first round finishes of Joey Beltran at UFC on FOX 2 and most recently of Pat Barry at UFC on FOX 3 on May 5th. The young Struve (23-5), who is usually never in a dull fight, has won four of last five outings. He has recorded six wins by knockout and fifteen by submission. He is coming off a first round technical knockout of Dave Herman at UFC on FUEL TV 2. UFC 146 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will put his title on the line against former champion Frank Mir in the main event of the card. Lavar Johnson replaces injured Mark Hunt at UFC 146 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Mark Hunt Injured, Lavar Johnson in at UFC 146

It appears UFC 146 has been jinxed from the jump. With just nine days remaining until showtime, a knee injury has forced Mark Hunt (Pictured) out of his heavyweight scrap against Stefan Struve. As we all know full well, the Octagon show waits for now man. Former Strikeforce slugger Lavar Johnson has agreed to serve as substitute on May 26th. Earlier this month, Johnson posted a 1stRound...

Lavar Johnson replaces Mark Hunt at UFC 146

Fast-rising heavyweight Lavar Johnson has accepted a UFC 146 showdown with Stefan Struve next Saturday, agreeing to replace an injured Mark Hunt on just nine days’ notice. The UFC 146 main card has completely morphed from when it was originally announced, but it remains the first ever all-heavyweight card in UFC history. Johnson is coming off two stunning ‘Knockout of the...
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