Hunt Injured | Lavar Johnson Steps In As Replacement Against Struve

May 17, 2012 3:50 pm 20 Comments

Mark Hunt has been forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 146 against Stefan Struve, due to an ailing knee injury. As a result of the injury, Lavar Johnson will step in for the Super Samoan, Hunt, for the heavyweight clash.

Johnson just fought at UFC on Fox 3 where he knocked out kick boxer Pat Barry in the first round of the fight.

Hunt is coming of a three fight win streak and was rumored to be filling in for Alistair Overeem on the same card. When his title bout campaign fell short, Hunt was left with Struve but now is unable to fight at all.

Struve and Lavar Johnson are both bolstering two fight win streaks and are anxious to stand and bang on the UFC 146 heavyweight main card.

After Overeem was pulled from the main event following a failed random drug test, Frank Mir will battle champion Junior Dos Santos live on pay-per-view from Las Vegas on May 26th.

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