UFC on Fox 4 took a major hit today; Brian Stann is out of his clash with UFC newcomer Hector Lombard.
Middleweight Brian Stann (12-4) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Lombard, with an undisclosed injury.
Sources close to the situation have confirmed the absence of Stann at UFC on Fox 4. UFC has not commented on the news of Stann’s removal.
The middleweight bout was scheduled to take place August 4th, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Brian Stann is coming off a vicious knockout over Alessio Sakara, avenging a disappointing loss to Chael Sonnen. Stann has won four of his last five fights.
Hector Lombard (31-2) is looking to make an impressive UFC debut but will now have to settle for a new opponent. The former Bellator Champion is on a run rarely seen in MMA and was looking to place his name in the UFC concrete. He will have to wait and see who the UFC will put in front of him now.
The UFC on Fox 4 will now have to track down a new main event and headliner.