Somewhere in a Las Vegas office UFC officials are breathing a sigh of relief.
Last week for the first time in ZUFFA history an entire event was cancelled due to an inability to book a marketable main event. In a highly publicized scandal it was made clear that Dan Henderson was unable to fulfill his contractual obligation to fight Jon Jones and the champ refused a replacement bout with Chael Sonnen. The result was that the UFC was forced to cancel the show and as such left more than 20 fighters without bouts and subsequent paychecks after long and grueling training camps and expenses.
As of today, the UFC has made it right and all cancelled UFC 151 fights have been left intact and have new homes.
Here is the list:
UFC 152 (September 22nd):
Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort (main event)
Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke (preliminary card)
UFC on FX 5 (October 5th):
Jay Hieron vs. Jake Ellenberger (co-main event)
Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares (preliminary card)
Shane Roller vs. Jacob Volkmann (preliminary card)
Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson (preliminary card)
UFC on FUEL 6 (November 10th):
John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (unknown status)
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland (unknown status)
UFC on FOX 5 (December 8th):
Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin (preliminary card)
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo (preliminary card)
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez (preliminary card)