"The Fireball Kid" will return to Japan and now has an opponent for UFC 144.
Lightweight Evan Dunham has suffered an injury and will pull out of a planned bout with George Sotiropoulos on July's UFC 132 card. A replacement opponent for Sotiropoulos should be named soon.
The UFC will make its second trip to Australia one year after the inaugural event, UFC 110, was held in Sydney. UFC 127 will take place on February 27th, with a host of fights expected to join an already-rumored bout between Carlos Condit and Chris Lytle on the card.
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According to a news piece from the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian George Sotiropoulos is just one fight away from a Lightweight title shot in Sydney in February. The news piece also mentions that George Sotiropoulos is expected to get a fight against either former Lightweight champion B.J. Penn or against Kenny Florian in November with victory against either propelling him into the number one contender position.