Yet another card has been wracked by an injured main-carder. Nova União’s Hacran Dias suffered damaged his shoulder while training at the team’s Rio de Janeiro headquarters and hence has been dropped from the Dec. 10 UFC on FX 6 show headlined by Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson.
Hacran, who’s win over Iuri Marajó at UFC 147 is the latest in the nine-fight win streak he’s riding, was tabbed to face Chad Mendes, who held a blemishless 11-wins-in-11-fights record before losing his bid to unseat featherweight champion José Aldo at UFC 142. Mendes did recover some momentum with a win over Cody McKenzie at UFC 148 following the failed title attempt, though.
The UFC has not yet made an announcement as to whether a substitute will step in to keep the featherweight tilt afloat, or if it will be scrapped altogether.