Claude Patrick Out, Brian Ebersole In Vs. James Head At UFC 149

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Brian Ebersole of Australia celebrates his win over Chris Lytle of the USA during their welterweight bout during their middleweight bout as part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Another day, another change to UFC 149. The cursed card of Calgary sees a preliminary card swap this time, with an injured welterweight being replaced by a guy that fought just 12 days ago. UFC.com has the news:

The summer's outbreak of injuries has spread again on the UFC 149 card, with Canadian Claude Patrick the latest athlete forced out of a planned bout.

Brian Ebersole -- coming off a hard-fought, impressive win at UFC on FX June 22 -- has verbally agreed to step in to face James Head in the welterweight match-up.

Ebersole (50-14-1, 1 NC) is now 4-0 in the UFC. He had been talking about a possible drop to lightweight, but for now he'll get back in there against Head (8-2) who made his welterweight debut against Papy Abedi and won by first-round submission at UFC on Fuel 2 earlier this year.

The fight is probably going to stay on the preliminary card but with fighters dropping like flies, who knows.

SBN coverage of UFC 149: Cursed

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