Scott Junk (6-1) will make his Octagon debut against Christian Wellisch (7-3) at UFC 76: "Knockout" on September 22, replacing heavyweight fighter Justin McCully.
That's the latest from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, which did not mention a reason for the 'enth-hour switch.
Here's a snip from Junk:
"It's 100 percent going to happen. It caught me off guard, but it's good because I have been training this whole time."
The article goes on to reveal that the winner of this fight will likely face former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir (It also mentions Brandon Vera as a possibility, but I just can't buy that).
UFC 76 is just 11 days out, giving Junk very little time to prepare. Scrapping this bout was perhaps not an option after Wilson Gouveia recently withdrew from his scheduled light heavyweight bout against Jason Lambert that same night.
As it stands now UFC 76 will feature just eight bouts instead of the usual nine.
Junk has competed primarily in smaller shows such as Maximum Fighting Championships and Rumble on the Rock in his home state of Hawaii. He most recently stopped Jimmy Ambriz via technical knockout back in June for his sixth consecutive MMA win.
For the latest UFC 76 fight card click here.