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UFC Fight Night 9: Mir, Joslin, Torres Out

Update: Mir suffered a shoulder injury according to numerous reports. Read more on the injury here.

Frank Mir (9-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC), the former UFC Heavyweight Champion, has been scratched from the UFC Fight Night 9 card where he was to face Antoni Hardonk (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Mir has an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from the bout, which had been one of 3 fights on the main card for the April 5th event. Sherdog is reporting that UFC newcomer Justin McCully (7-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be taking Mir’s place.

Jeff Joslin and Anthony Torres have also been removed from the card. Joslin (5-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was to face Kuniyoshi Hironaka in a preliminary bout. Anthony Torres ( 5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was also fight in a preliminaryfight against Roan Carneiro.

With the event under a month away UFC is more than likely scrambling to fill the fights in, although replacements may be in place that just haven’t been publicly announced yet. The UFC Fight Night 9 card looks somewhat empty right now considering how close the event is but I will be keeping an eye on the card for possible replacements.

Here is the complete Fight Night 9 card:

Main Card Fights:
Joe Stevenson vs. Melvin Guillard
Kenny Florian vs. Dokonjonosuke Mishima
Antoni Hardonk vs.
Justin McCully

Preliminary Bouts:
Drew Fickett vs. Keita Nakamura
Wander Braga vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. TBD
Naoyuki Kotani vs. Thiago Tavares
Wilson Gouveia vs. Seth Petruzelli
Roan Carneiro vs. TBD

(via UFCJunkie.com)

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