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Report: Lombard vs. Parisyan off of UFC 78 card

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that the UFC was unsuccessful in their attempt to get Hector Lombard a working visa and that his match against fellow Judoka Karo Parisyan scheduled for UFC 78 on Nov. 17 has been canceled.

The UFC has elected to also cancel the Thiago Alves vs. Ryo Chonan match and will move Chonan up to the main card to fight Parisyan in Lombard’s place. Alves will remain on the preliminary card and fight Chris Lytle. So for now, talks of a possible move to the WEC for Lytle are on hold.