UFCJunkie.com has broken the news that Hector Ramirez (6-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been scratched from UFC Fight Night 9 and has been replaced by Seth Petruzelli (6-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Petruzelli will be taking on Wilson Gouveia (7-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC). They report the scratch was due to an undisclosed injury.
Petruzelli competed on the Ultimate Fighter reality series second season. Though standing just 6 feet tall, Petruzelli competed as a heavyweight during his time on the show. He defeated Dan Christison via unanimous decision but lost a split decision to Brad Imes.
He officially debuted in the UFC octagon in October at Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter where he lost a unanimous decision to Matt Hamill. Petruzelli next fought a non-UFC fight at Ultimate Warrior Challenge where he posted a KO win in February.
Wilson Gouveia lost to Keith Jardine at the Ultimate Fighter 3 finale but returned to the octagon to beat Wes Combs via submission at UFC 62. The fight is an undercard fight (only 3-4 fights are shown during Ultimate Fight Nights) of an event that includes fights between Joe Stevenson and Melvin Guillard as well as Antoni Hardonk against Frank Mir.
The full rumored card for UFC Fight Night 9 on April 5:
Main Card Fights:
Joe Stevenson vs. Melvin Guillard
Kenny Florian vs. Dokonjonosuke Mishima
Antoni Hardonk vs. Frank Mir
Drew Fickett vs. Keita Nakamura
Wander Braga vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Jeff Joslin
Naoyuki Kotani vs. Thiago Tavares
Wilson Gouveia vs. Seth Petruzelli
Roan Carneiro vs. Anthony Torres