UFC 158: Carlos Condit vs Johny Hendricks set with Rory MacDonald hurt, Jake Ellenberger awaits new opponent

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Rory MacDonald is out of UFC 158 and Johny Hendricks is in to fight Carlos Condit at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on March 16, 2013.

That was fast.

With Rory MacDonald forced off the UFC 158 fight card because of an injury, the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has plugged in Johny Hendricks, leaving Jake Ellenberger momentarily without a dance partner at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on March 16, 2013.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tonight announced the fight card Welterweight shake up shortly after news broke (read more on that here) that "Ares" had no other choice but to bow out of the planned rematch with "Natural Born Killer" that he requested, and received, after defeating B.J. Penn.

It apparently just wasn't meant to be this time around.

Condit, meanwhile, is coming off a loss to division champion Georges St. Pierre, who returned from a serious knee injury to unify the 170-pound belt at UFC 154 via unanimous decision in Dec. 2012. Hendricks, on the other hand, was forced into the Ellenberger bout because Nick Diaz was gifted a title shot even though "Bigg Rigg" was the rightful No. 1 division contender.

It appears that Hendricks' road to a championship continues to get tougher.

UFC 158 will feature the long awaited welterweight championship showdown that pits reigning 170-pound king, the aforementioned St. Pierre, in the main event against former Strikeforce head cheese and resident Stockton bad boy, Diaz.

For the latest and greatest UFC 158-related news and notes check out our complete event archive right here. And to check out the latest "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" fight card and rumors click here.

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