UFC 151 co-main event off due to injury
Pictured: Jake Ellenberger
According to FUEL TV's UFC Tonight show, Josh Koscheck has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 151 co-main event welterweight bout against Jake Ellenberger (27-6), due to a bulging disc in his back.
No replacement has been named as of press time, but three notable welterweights without a fight are Siyar Bahadurzada, Thiago Alves, and two-time UFC champion BJ Penn.
Needless to say, the UFC 151 card is in dire need of additional star power, even with Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson as the headliner.
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) August 8, 2012
UFC 151 takes place September 1 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Veas, NV and airs live at 10pm/ET on pay-per-view.
Current UFC 151 card
UFC light heavyweight championship: Jon Jones (16-1) vs. Dan Henderson (29-8)
Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger (27-6) vs. To Be Determined
Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson (11-6) vs. Danny Castillo (14-4)
Welterweight bout: Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke (19-6-1)
Lightweight bout: Shane Roller (11-6) vs. Jacob Volkmann (14-3)
Lightweight bout: Thiago Tavares (17-4-1) vs. Dennis Hallman (51-14-2, 1 NC)
Featherweight bout: Dennis Siver (20-8) vs. Eddie Yagin (16-5-1)
Flyweight bout: John Lineker (19-6) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-5-6)
Bantamweight bout: Takeya Mizugaki (15-7-2) vs Jeff Hougland (10-5)
Lightweight bout: Tim Means (18-3-1) vs. Abel Trujillo (9-4)
Lightweight bout: Daron Cruickshank (11-2) vs. Henry Martinez (9-2)
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