The UFC announced yesterday that TUF 12 winner, Jonathan Brookins, has been forced out of a lightweight bout against Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 13 Finale next month due to injury. In Brookins's place, Danny Downes, who just took the risk of fighting outside the UFC (and was victorious via submission), will face Stephens. TUF 13 Finale coverage
Zuffa has released Chris Horodecki from his contract, following his loss to Donald Cerrone at WEC 53, according to MMA Junkie. Photo by Scott Petersen for MMA Weekly
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has assigned referees and judges for this Saturday's UFC 125 event, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Yves Lavigne has been assigned to referee the main event, a lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, while the judges scoring the bout will be: Patricia Morse-Jarman, Marcos Rosales, and Glenn Trowbridge.
Just days after submitting cast-mate Aaron Wilkinson at the TUF 12 Finale, Cody McKenzie has agreed to face Yves Edwards at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in January as a replacement for Melvin Guillard, who moved up to the main event slot against Evan Dunham, according to MMA Junkie. UFC Fight for the Troops 2 coverage