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Max Holloway (6-1) will step in on less than two weeks notice to take on Leonard Garcia at UFC 155 on December 29.
On Tuesday MMASucka.com announced that Cody McKenzie was forced to withdraw from his fight with Garcia due to a training injury.
UFC officials announced the new match-up on Wednesday.
The 21 year old Hawaiian native lost his UFC debut to Dustin Poirier, however has since won two in a row. A decision win against Pat Schilling and a TKO finish against Justin Lawrence. He looks to make it three in a row against Garcia.
This will be Holloway’s fourth fight in the 2012 calendar year.
Garcia (15-9-1) is coming off of three straight losses, his most recent at the hands of Matt Grice at UFC on FX 3 back in June. Most fighters that lose three in a row usually get their pink slip, however Garcia always puts on a show. His last victory was a controversial decision victory over Nam Phan back in December 2010.
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Carlin Bardsley sits shotgun again as we welcome three awesome guests.
This will be the final show of 2012 and we have stacked it.
First up we are joined by one half of the co-main event at UFC 155, Jim Miller. Miller stops by to chat about his fight with Joe Lauzon, how stepping in on short notice affects the fight, how he feels he...
A featherweight bout at UFC 155 is up in the air, as Cody McKenzie has been forced to withdraw from his bout against Leonard Garcia due to injury.
UFC officials have yet to make an official announcement, however sources close to MMASucka.com have confirmed the injury.
No word as to whether a replacement is being sought after by the UFC, however keep it locked for info as it occurs...
It appears that Cody McKenzie wasn’t the only casualty to pull out of UFC 155 today. Chris Leben sent out the following message on his twitter and facebook accounts, announcing that Karlos Vemola has withdrawn due to injury, and naming Strikeforce fighter Derek Brunson as his replacement.
The statement was as follows:
STUDIO MMA, VENICE, CA — Powerful UFC middleweight Karlos...