TUF 15 champ Michael Chiesa pulled from UFC on FOX 5 card due to illness

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UFC on FOX 5 suffers yet another casualty after Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 champion Michael Chiesa pulls out of his lightweight contest opposite Marcus LeVesseur this Saturday night in Seattle due to illness.

Ba-da-dum-dum-dum...another one bites the dust...

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make yet another line up change to its upcoming UFC on FOX 5 fight card, scheduled to go down this Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012) at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

Ill fighter is ill.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 champion Michael Chiesa has been removed from the "Emerald City" event due to illness, leaving the world's largest fight promotion just a few days to find a substitute for lightweight Marcus LeVesseur, himself a short-notice replacement for the injured Rafaello Oliveira.

Time is not on his side.

Chiesa becomes the second fighter over the past week to bow out of the network-televised event. Heavy-handed Strikeforce import Lavar Johnson withdrew back on Friday after pulling his groin, apparently defying UFC President Dana White's plea to "tone it down a little bit" in training.

Two down. How many more to go?

Get a look at the revamped UFC on FOX 5 fight card and line up by clicking here.

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