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Thursday, 01/19/2012, 04:08 pm

UFC NEWS – Hamman Injured, Craig In Against Noke At UFC on FX 2


A new middleweight is set to make his UFC debut as a replacement opponent against Jared Hamman.

Hamman who was originally scheduled to face Kyle Noke has been forced out of his UFC on FX bout with an injury. In his place comes Andrew Craig.

UFC on FX 2 is set to feature a main event welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. The Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia will play host to the fight card on March 3 of 2012 and will also feature the opening round of the UFC’s flyweight title eliminator tournament.

Noke is an Australian based fighter who will get to fight in front of his hometown crowd when he steps in the cage against Hamman. After getting submitted by Ed Herman in his last outing this past August he will look to return to his winning ways and start another streak of success. Prior to his defeat to Herman at UFC on Versus 5, Noke was on a five-fight win streak.

Other than his record, little is known about Craig. A Legacy Fighting Championship and Bellator veteran, Craig brings in a six-fight win streak into his UFC debut.

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