Injury shakes up TUF: 'China' Finale, Vaughan Lee vs. Nam Phan promoted to main card

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Regrettably, the search for a suitable replacement at nearby coffee houses came up snake eyes.

Looks like the injury bug has been earning frequent flyer miles.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "China" Finale has been hit with a major injury with less than a week to go before fight night. As a result, the featherweight tournament finale of Yang Jianping vs. Ning Guangyou has been scrapped and will be re-booked for a future fight card, according to MMA Junkie.

That leaves the "Fight Pass" event with just nine bouts.

Stepping up to replace them on the main card line-up, which gets underway promptly at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday morning (March 1, 2014), will be the 135-pound contest featuring Birmingham's Vaughan Lee against former featherweight TUF guy Nam Phan.

Here's the revised TUF: "China" Finale fight card and line up:

Main Event:

170 lbs.: John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Fight Pass Main Card (8 a.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Wang Sai vs. Zhang Lipeng (TUF: China welterweight tournament final)
265 lbs.: Shawn Jordan vs. Matt Mitrione
135 lbs.: Vaughan Lee vs. Nam Phan
145 lbs.: Hatsu Hioki vs. Ivan Menjivar

Fight Pass Prelims (5:45 a.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Yui Chul Nam vs. Kazuki Tokudome
170 lbs.: Zak Cummings vs. Alberto Mina
170 lbs.: Albert Cheng vs. Anying Wang
145 lbs.: Mark Eddiva vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun

For more on the upcoming TUF: "China" Finale click here.

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