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Eddie Sanchez vs Antoni Hardonk UFC 85 fight announced

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The UFC 85: "Bedlam" card carousel continues to swirl.

Eddie Sanchez (8-1) will fill-in for Neil Wain -- who sustained a broken nose during training -- and take on Antoni Hardonk (6-4) at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7, according to

Here's a snip from the "Manic Hispanic" on the heavyweight bout:

"I think he’s a great kickboxer. But it’s not a kickboxing match – it’s an MMA fight."

Sanchez is actually on a two-fight win streak since his technical knockout loss to Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 67: "All or Nothing" in February 2007. Since that time he has pounded out Colin Robinson at UFC 72: "Victory" and Soa Palalei at UFC 79: "Nemesis," respectively.

He's got power, which he will put to the test against the Dutch kickboxer.

Hardonk most recently also took out Robinson, winning their fight at UFC 80: "Rapid Fire" in January just 17 seconds into round one. The victory snapped a two-fight losing skid during which he dropped fights to Justin McCully and Frank Mir.

Wain -- who was set to make his Octagon debut -- is just the latest in a long line of casualties to hit the UFC 85 fight card. Chuck Liddell, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Rashad Evans, James Irvin and Chris Leben have all been scratched from the pay-per-view (PPV) event for one reason or another since it was announced.

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