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UFC 185: Joe Duffy vs Jake Lindsey booked with Vagner Rocha injured

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Joe Duffy hasn't been with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) long and already he knows firsthand just how quickly things can change when competing for the world's pre-eminent mixed martial arts (MMA) organization.

His scheduled bout against Vagner Rocha, which was set to go down at UFC 185 on March 14, 2015, in Dallas, Texas, has been scratched after Rocha suffered an undisclosed injury.

No fret because the Irish sensation will still remain on the pay-per-view (PPV) card, as the promotion announced that he will now battle Jake Lindsey (pictured above) -- who is winless (0-2) inside the Octagon -- in a lightweight bout.

Sporting a 12-1 record, Duffy is best known for being the last man to defeat current No. 1 UFC featherweight contender, Conor McGregor, during their days climbing up the ranks under Cage Fighting Warriors Championship (CWFC) fight promotion.

While a change of opponent one month away from fight night isn't ideal, Lindsey is dealing with the same situation, as he was gearing up to face James Moontasri at next weekend's (Sat. Feb. 14, 2015) UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colo., before, it too, was scratched because of injury.

UFC 185 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight as division king Anthony Pettis looks to defend his belt for the second time against Rafael dos Anjos. In the co-main event, Carla Esparza defends her strawweight belt against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

In other PPV main card action, Johny Hendricks takes on Matt Brown in what is sure to be a hard-hitting welterweight bout, while Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson collide in a pivotal heavyweight scrap.

To see what the rest of the star-studded UFC 185 line up looks like click here.

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