No, this is not a repeat, yet another fighter has been forced off the UFC 149 fight card. Canadian welterweight Claude Patrick will not be fighting on his home turf in Calgary as an injury has forced him off the card. Replacing him on the UFC 149 main card against James Head will be Brian Ebersole.
Ebersole (50-14-1, 1nc) is coming off a unanimous decision victory against T.J. Waldburger just 10 days ago at UFC on FX 4. Riding an 11-fight winning streak heading into UFC 149, Ebersole has won all four of his bouts inside the Octagon. Ebersole had talked about a more down to lightweight following the win but those desires will have to wait until after July 21st.
Head (8-2) rebounded from a submission lose to Nick Ring in his UFC debut to defeat Papy Abedi his last time out. After the loss to Ring at UFC 131, Head dropped down to welterweight for his bout with Abedi at UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva.
A day doesn’t seem to go by these days without someone getting injured and UFC 149 has seen the brunt of them. The UFC 149 fight card has suffered numerous changes, including the original main event between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch.
The UFC 149 fight card looks completely different than it’s original lineup and is now headlined by an interim UFC bantamweight championship bout between Urijah Faber and Renan Barão.
UFC 149 will take place in Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome on July 21st.