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Mac Danzig’s Injury Forces More Changes to UFC Fight Night 22

(Poor vegan son-of-a-bitch can’t catch a break. Photo courtesy of MMABay)

Due to a chest injury suffered in training, TUF 6 winner Mac Danzig has withdrawn from his co-headlining rematch against Matt Wiman at UFC Fight Night 22 (September 15th, Austin). Danzig and Wiman previously met at UFC 115 in June, with Danzig losing by a controversial first-round technical decision; the referee stopped the fight due to a guillotine choke despite the fact that Danzig didn’t tap and wasn’t out, leading to an unfortunate "WTFIYP?" moment in the cage. It was Danzig’s fourth loss in his last five fights, and he’ll now have to wait a little longer to redeem himself.

Stepping up against Wiman at the Austin event will be TUF 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero, who’s coming off his unanimous decision victory over Dan Lauzon at UFC 114, and was originally supposed to face John Gunderson on the prelims. Now, Gunderson is expected to face returning UFC vet Yves Edwards (38-16-1, 6-4 UFC), who hasn’t competed in the Octagon since his TKO loss to Joe Stevenson at UFC 61. Since then, he’s made appearances in Bodog Fight, EliteXC, Strikeforce, and Shine Fights, and most recently scored a decision over Luis Palomino at last week’s Bellator event.

The Danzig/Escudero/Gunderson/Edwards switcheroo follows an eye injury that befell Alan Belcher, which led to Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares being slotted in as the event’s headliner. The current lineup of UFC Fight Night 22 is below…

Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares
Efrain Escudero vs. Matt Wiman
Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau
Ross Pearson vs. Cole Miller

Yves Edwards vs. John Gunderson
Jared Hamman vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Rich Attonito vs. Rafael Natal
David Mitchell vs. Anthony Waldburger
Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz
Tomasz Drwal vs. Dave Branch

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agentsmith- August 19, 2010 at 11:22 am
Milk, motherfucker... do you drink it?!
Danky4twanky- August 19, 2010 at 10:43 am
Man I love mma and all that but I'm glad I won't have to pay to watch this one. You never know though. I didn't think chan sung Jung and leonard Garcia would have been the epic masterpiece that it was at the time. The Korean zombie won that fight on my card by the way.
OffTopicCommenter- August 19, 2010 at 10:37 am
If it wasn't for his melon, Tito could fight at welterweight.
J Akuma- August 19, 2010 at 9:26 am
jimbonics- August 19, 2010 at 8:42 am
Man... this card is getting tougher and tougher to throw down money to attend.

I'll still be there. I wanna CP press pass! I'd liveblog the crap out of this crapper.

Ditto on the WTFIYP article. Do eet Rex!
ben- August 19, 2010 at 7:51 am
 @ ReX: That's a great list idea. If LAS doesn't respond within the next half-hour, you should claim it.
ReX13- August 19, 2010 at 7:46 am
LAS >> You remember that piece you were going to write that you guaranteed was going to be the best thing ever read on CP?

Well, we haven't seen it yet. Still waiting.

If you need inspiration, may i suggest a Top 10 WTFIYP? fight stoppages?