By Jake Chastain
| The UFC has called upon a newcomer to step in and face Sam Stout at next month’s UFC 161 event in Winnipeg.
Former WEC fighter James Krause (19-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been announced as the UFC’s replacement for the injured Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).Vallie-Flagg’s injury was announced by the UFC in the early hours of Wednesday morning and just a few short hours later the company had solved the solution and scheduled a replacement.
UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Krause will make his UFC debut against a company veteran in Sam Stout. Krause, is no stranger to the sport. He went 0-2 in the WEC in 2009 and has since fought in organizations such as Bellator and Titan FC. He is currently riding a seven-fight win streak that included a recent decision victory over Bellator vet Toby Imada at RFA 6. Seventeen of his 19 pro wins have come via stoppage.
Stout is coming off of a split decision victory over Strikeforce vet Caros Fodor at UFC 157. The six-time UFC fight-night bonus winner is 2-2 in his last four fights and is looking to put together a nice winning streak. That all starts on June 15th at UFC 161 as he faces off against the UFC newbie in Kraus.
Here is how the UFC 161 now stacks up:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT)
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton
Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 5 p.m. PT)
Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
James Krause vs. Sam Stout
Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 3:35 p.m. PT)
Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa
Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
Yves Jabouin vs. Dustin Pague
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