With the recent news of Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin being added to the UFC on FOX 5 card this December, all 11 bouts originally slated for the Sept. 1 UFC 151 event have been rescheduled.
The MMA community had talked a lot about how the cancellation of UFC 151 badly hurt the undercard fighters from a financial standpoint, but now that all the fights have been moved the 22 fighters on the card will step into the cage within 14 weeks of UFC 151.
While some only have to wait a few weeks to fight, others are forced to wait months. Aside from the main event fight between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson, the match ups for the remaining 10 bouts stayed in tact. Here’s how it all breaks down.
UFC 152 on Sept. 22 takes refuge to Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title defense as the champion now defends against Vitor Belfort after Dan Henderson was injured and a number of other matchmaking options did not pan out. The fight card in Toronto also added a UFC 151 preliminary bout of Kyle Noke vs. Charlie Brenneman.
UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot on Oct. 5 sees four UFC 151 fights shifted to the card. Jacob Volkmann vs. Shane Roller, Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo, Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares and the UFC 151 co-main event of Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron.
UFC on FUEL TV 6: Le vs. Franklin scheduled for Nov. 10 in China adds two fights from UFC 151, both of which feature Asian fighters. Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland and Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. John Lineker.
The final three fights from UFC 151 take place Dec. 8 in Seattle at UFC on FOX 5. Those bouts include Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez, Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo and Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin.
The situation for the fighters on the canceled UFC 151 fight card certainly isn’t ideal, but UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby must be applauded for their ability to find slots in a somewhat timely fashion for all the fighters affected by the cancellation of UFC 151.
For up-to-date versions of all upcoming fight cards, head over to the rumors section.