An injury to Derek Brunson has forced a late change to UFC 164. In his stead will be Brian Houston, who will take on 2000 Olympic freestyle wrestling silver medalist Yoel Romero. MMAJunkie reported the late change on Sunday.
Brunson confirmed the injury after the switch was announced via twitter:
Messed up my hand. Can't punch on it for a few more weeks . Out of my Aug fight , but ill be back soon and close out the year strong #UFC
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) August 4, 2013
UFC 164 will take place at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 31 and will air live on PPV. The lightweight title rematch between Anthony Pettis and lightweight champion Benson Henderson will highlight the evening. UFC 164 will feature heavyweights Frank Mir and Josh Barnett meeting in the night’s co-main event.
The card will also feature a pair of featherweight bouts as Dustin Poirier takes on Erik Koch and Chad Mendes takes on Clay Guida.
UFC 164 Fight Card:
Main Card (PPV 10PM ET)
- UFC Lightweight Title Fight: Benson Henderson (c) vs. Anthony Pettis
- Josh Barnett vs. Frank Mir
- Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes
- Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera
- Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1 8PM ET)
- Gleison Tibau vs. Jamie Varner
- Tim Elliott vs. Louis Gaudinot
- Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
- Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Preliminary Card (Facebook 6PM ET)
- Brian Houston vs. Yoel Romero
- Nikita Krylov vs. Soa Palelei
- Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta
- Magnus Cedenblad vs. Jared Hamman