On Tuesday, UFC officials announced the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) had been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bantamweight fight with Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas.
Yesterday evening, it was announced that a replacement for Lee had been found, as veteran Will Campuzano (13-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will now face Pettis on November 16.
Sergio, the younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, is undefeated thus far in his MMA career. Sergio was last seen in action at September’s “NAFC: Battle in the Ballroom” main event opposite James Porter, whom he defeated via submission in the first-round.
Meanwhile, Campuzano prepares for his second stint with the promotion. After suffering a decision loss to Chris Cariaso in January of 2011, Campuzano was released by the UFC. Since then, Will has gone a perfect 5-0, including a knockout victory over highly regarded flyweight prospect Josh Sampo.
UFC 167 takes place next Saturday, November 16, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight between current champ Georges St. Pierre and number 1 contender Johny Hendricks.