Cruickshank vs. Rio bumped to UFC on Fox 10 televised card

January 10, 2014 9:52 am by bjpenn.com staff Leave your thoughts


With an injury comes air time for Daron Cruickshank and Mike Rio.

UFC officials announced that Oleksiy Oliynyk (2-0) has suffered an injury and is forced out of his heavyweight bout with Jared Rosholt (9-1).

So now lightweights Cruickshank (13-4) and Rio (9-3) have been promoted from the UFC Fight Pass online preliminary card to the televised prelims on FOX Sports 1, according to MMA Junkie.

UFC on FOX 10 takes place Jan. 25 at United Center in Chicago with the main card airing on FOX.

Cruickshank, a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 15,” is coming a submission loss to Adriano Martins at UFC Fight Night 32 in November.

Rio, another member of TUF 15, is coming off back-to-back submission losses to Francisco Trinaldo and Tony Ferguson.

The official UFC on FOX 10 as of now:

MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)

Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic
Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins
Darren Elkins vs. Jeremy Stephens
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)

Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis
Adam Khaliev vs. Pascal Krauss
Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland
Chico Camus vs. Yaotzin Meza
Ramiro Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana
Daron Cruickshank vs. Mike Rio
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 p.m. ET)

Walt Harris vs. Nikita Krylov

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