Evan Dunham will have to wait a little longer before he can erase his last Octagon appearance from the minds of fans. The UFC lightweight prospect, who is 0-2 in his past two outings has been forced to pull out of a scheduled UFC 132 bout with George Sotiropoulos (14-3, 7-1 UFC) on July 2 because of an undisclosed injury.
MMAJunkie was first to report the news yesterday.
The UFC moved quickly and signed Rafael Dos Anjos (14-5 3-3 UFC) last night to replace Dunham against Sotiropoulos, who suffered his first UFC loss against Denis Siver in front of his countrymen back home in Australia at UFC 127 in February.
The bout will be Dos Anjos’ first in nearly a year as he has been rehabbing a jaw injury he suffered in his UFC 117 bout with Clay Guida in August. Heading into the fight Dos Anjos was riding a three-fight win streak after beating Rob Emerson, Kyle Bradley and Terry Etim.