John Makdessi has been forced out of his “UFC on Versus 5” preliminary bout with Paul Taylor. According to MMAJunkie, it is believed that an unknown injury is the cause for Makdessi’s removal from the August 14 fight card. No word yet on whether a replacement has been found for Paul Taylor.
The skilled Canadian striker last fought at UFC 129 where he knocked out Kyle Watson with a violent spinning backfist. Makdessi is a rising undefeated prospect out of the Tri-Star camp and will likely look to get back to back into the octagon as soon as possible.
“UFC on Versus 5” takes place at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on August 14. The event will be headlined by a welterweight scrap between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle and will air free on the Versus Channel.