Bad news for you McKenzi-tine fans.
Cody McKenzie has suffered and injury and been forced to pull out of his scheduled bout against Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130 on May 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stepping in to replace him on just three weeks notice, will be Gleison Tibau.
Dana White brought word of the change late last night.
Tibau steps into this preliminary card fight having won three of his last four bouts and five of seven overall. The brawny Brazilian was mostly recently in action less than two months ago, a split decision victory over Kurt Pellegrino.
In the crowded lightweight division, any risk is worth thinking on twice but the American Top Team product is sure to gain favor for taking a bout in which he seemingly has little to gain.
Bart Palaszewski, though you may not immediately recognize the name, is an eight-year veteran of the sport; one who's stayed busy as a bee with 49 professional fights during that time.
"Bartimus" will be making his UFC debut, in his first fight since a controversial split decision loss to Kamal Shalorus.
Sounds like he'll heading to the cage with something to prove. Memorial Day Weekend fireworks, anyone?
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this fight card.