Polish light heavyweight Tomasz Drwal has sustained a knee injury during training and will be unable to compete against David Heath at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" on February 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With the SuperBowl weekend pay-per-view (PPV) event just two weeks away, no middleweights are available to fill-in on such short notice. Therefore, the show will go on with just eight fights.
Here's the full snip from UFC.com:
"A knee injury has forced light heavyweight Tomasz Drwal to withdraw from his February 2nd bout with David Heath on the UFC 81 card in Las Vegas. No replacement will be made for this fight, and UFC 81, which is headlined by the interim UFC heavyweight title fight between Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira, and the UFC debut of Brock Lesnar against Frank Mir, will carry on with eight bouts."
Drwal dropped his Octagon debut to Thiago Silva at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" via technical knockout in a spirited effort back in September 2006.
It's too bad the "Gorilla" is on the sidelines -- he's got a lot of talent and heart, which would have made for a nice undercard match up.
To check out the most recent UFC 81 fight card click here.