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Huerta out, Jordan in UFC 61

UFC lightweight Roger Huerta has pulled out of his UFC 61: "Bitter Rivals" fight with Hermes Franca on July 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, because of an elbow injury.

According to, Joe Jordan – Huerta's teammate – is rumored to have accepted the fight on short notice. Jordan boasts a 19-9-2 mixed martial arts record and has so far won all five of his fights this year.

The rest of the lineup remains the same:

--Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski
--Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock
--Dan Christison vs. Frank Mir
--Josh Burkman vs. Josh Neer
--Yves Edwards vs. Joe Stevenson
--Drew Fickett vs. Kurt Pellegrino
--Jeff Monson vs. Anthony Perosh
--Gilbert Aldana vs. Cheick Kongo

Less than a week to go! Wonder if Ken Shamrock is out golfing right about now ...

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