We've just two weeks away from the UFC's 3rd visit to Chicago in as many years, and injuries have resulted in two fight cancellations on the preliminary card. Heavyweight newcomer Oleksiy Oliynyk was set to meet Jared Rosholt at UFC on Fox 10, but the Russian picked up an injury and there wasn't enough ample time to find a replacement.
Heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk injured; fight against Jared Rosholt scrapped at FOX UFC Saturday in Chicago http://t.co/X7zKfoIU2k— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) January 9, 2014
The 2nd canceled bout is welterweight Adam Khaliev against Germany's Pascal Krauss. Initially it was reported that Khaliev was injured and off the card, but if the UFC News tweet is anything to go by, it looks like both of them were hampered with something.
Adam Khaliev and Pascal Krauss are both out of their @UFConFOX fight in Chicago - all-new replacement bout tba asap— UFC News (@UFCNews) January 11, 2014
A lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank and Mike Rio has since been bumped from the UFC Fight Pass prelims to Fox Sports 1. That leaves the heavyweight dream match-up of Walt Harris and Nikita Krylov as the sole Fight Pass bout. There are presently only 10 fights for this card, which is headlined by Ben Henderson against Josh Thomson.
Bloody Elbow will update you on the new late replacement match-up as soon as it becomes available.