After a back injury recently forced Kurt Pellegrino out of his showdown against Frank Edgar during The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale, it now appears as though Matt Veach has been tabbed to fill his shoes in the lightweight match-up.
Pellegrino first reported his injury earlier today via his Twitter account, and immediately the search was on for a replacement.
It now looks like Matt Veach has agreed to take the fight on short notice according to a recent report over at MMAMania.com.
The event is set to take place on December 5 from The Pearl At The Palms Resort in Las Vegas.
Edgar is coming off of back to back wins over Hermes Franca and Sean Sherk, while Veach sports an undefeated record of 11-0, with his Octagon debut coming in the form of a first round TKO over Matt Grice in February.