Brad Tavares Injured, Out OF UFC 137: Jorgensen vs. Curran Promoted To Main Card

October 21, 2011 12:21 pm by Pedro Carrasco

And the UFC 137 changes keep coming…

An undisclosed injury has forced Brad Tavares out of his UFC 137 bout with Justin Jacoby and in their place from the preliminary card will come Scott Jorgensen and Jeff Curran.

“UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was set to feature a welterweight championship bout between George St Pierre and Carlos Condit. However GSP was forced to withdraw with a knee injury and in his place will come BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz.

Jorgensen last saw action at the Ultimate Fighter 13 finale this past June. He was able to secure a first round KO victory over Ken Stone to bounce back from his title shot loss to Dominick Cruz last December at WEC 53.

Curran who is 26-fights removed from his last UFC bout will look to finish his career on the biggest stage in the sport. The Illinois based fighter, who has beaten the likes of Wagney Fabiano and Rafael Assuncao has now decided to compete in the UFC’s bantamweight division and rejoin the ranks of guys like Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez who hold previous wins over him.

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