Big Nog is out of UFC 149, Shawn Jordan to step up as a replacementPosted on June 16, 2012, 05:56 PM by Mike Searson
UFC 149 has undergone yet another change to the card's lineup. First Jose Aldo was out, then it was Thiago Silva, followed by Michael Bisping, Mauricio Rua and now it looks like it is Big Nog's turn to bow out.
The latest casualty affecting UFC 149 is none other than Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. "Big Nog" has not fully healed from his broken arm at the hands of Frank Mir from UFC 140 on December 10, 2011. He has been forced to drop out of his planned match-up against Cheick Kongo. According to Sherdog, Strikeforce veteran, Shawn Jordan (13-3), will step up to take his place.
Jordan is coming in fresh off a second round knockout of Oli Thompson in his UFC debut on March 3 in Australia. Kongo is coming in from a first round knockout loss to Mark Hunt at UFC 144 back on February 25 in Japan, his first loss in five fights.
The main event of UFC 149 is still slated to be Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao. Faber vs. Barao, ironically is a replacemnt fight as Barao stepped in for an injured Dominick Cruz.