Due to an injury, Urijah Faber has been removed from the UFC Fight Night 52 card, and he has been replaced with “Bruce Leroy” Alex Caceres. Faber was set to face off against UFC newcomer, Masenori Kanehara (22-11-5). The UFCs Japanese website cited the change late this week.
Kanehara is a 31-year-old Japanese native that began his professional career back in 2003. He has fought for many organizations, including Pancrase, ZST, Sengoku, and DEEP, with 17 of his last 23 victories coming by stoppage.
UFC Fight Night 52 is set to take place September 20th at the Saitama Arena in Saitama, Japan. The updated card now looks like this:
• Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson
• Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury
• Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Amir Sadollah
• Rin Nakai vs. Miesha Tate
• Alex Caceres vs. Masanori Kanehara
• Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Jon Delos Reyes
• Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Richard Walsh
• Katsunori Kikuno vs. Sam Sicilia
• Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Takenori Sato
• Kyung Ho Kang vs. Michinori Tanaka
• Johnny Case vs. Kazuki Tokudome
• Maximo Blanco vs. Daniel Hooker