On Monday, UFC officials announced that an injury has pulled Tor Troeng from the UFC 171 card against Robert “Bubba” McDaniel on March 15th. In his place, is now Sean Strickland (13-0).
On Thursday of last week, Troeng took to twitter to announce his withdrawal from the fight due to a shoulder injury.
— Tor Troeng (@ThorTheHammer) February 27, 2014
Bubba McDaniel is a former Ultimate Fighter 17 contestant that is coming off of a loss to Brad Tavares back in August. That loss ended an 8-fight win streak from 21-7 M Daniel.
Sean “Tarzan” Strickland is an undefeated former King of the Cage champion making his UFC debut with 13 total wins, 10 by stoppage and 7 by knockout.
The card at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas is now shaping up like this:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for vacant welterweight title
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
Nikita Krylov vs. Ovince St. Preux
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes
Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)
Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino
Will Campuzano vs. Justin Scoggins
Robert McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford