Lightweight Dan Lauzon recently sustained a back injury while training, forcing him out of his upcoming bout against Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 103: "Franklin vs. Belfort" from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 19, according to MMAWeekly.com.
No replacement to take on "Tractor" is known at this time. And the promotion has yet to make any type of change on its official Web site. In fact, the 155-pound tilt between Lauzon and Oliveira is still listed on the event fight card.
If Lauzon is indeed hurt it will be another recent setback for the East Bridgewater, Mass., native, who was scheduled to square off against Chris Horodecki earlier this month at Affliction: "Trilogy" before the promotion decided to close up shop.
Lauzon -- the younger brother of current UFC lightweight and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 alum Joe Lauzon -- has strung together an impressive eight-fight win streak since suffering back-to-back losses more than two years ago (Spencer Fisher and Deividas Taurosevicius).
"The Upgrade" was the youngest fighter ever to compete inside the Octagon (18) when he accepted a fight against the much more experienced (and older) Fisher at UFC 64 back in Oct. 2006, which he dropped via first round technical knockout.
He’ll now apparently need to wait a little while longer to try and even out his UFC record.
UFC 103 will feature a main event between Rich "Ace" Franklin and Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort at a 195-pound catchweight. Also slated for the main card is a heavyweight tilt between former PRIDE superstar Mirko Cro Cop and surging heavyweight prospect Junior Dos Santos.
In addition, Martin Kampmann and Mike Swick will collide to determine the number one contender for Georges St. Pierre’s 170-pound title.
For the latest UFC 103 fight card click here.