Sean Strickland Replaces Tor Toreng at UFC 171
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