With only two weeks left before UFC 117, an injury to Stanislav Nedkov has forced him with withdraw from his fight against Rodney Wallace. Stepping up to the plate on short notice will be Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis.
News of the switch in opponents was first reported by MMAJunkie.com.
Davis is stepping up to face Wallace on two week’s notice. A former wrestling champion who has impressed fans in his first two fights in the UFC, Davis dominated former WEC champion Brain Stann at UFC 109 and then executed a beautiful Anaconda Choke against Alexander Gustafson at UFC 112. Along with Jon Jones, Davis is considered to be one of the future stars of the UFC, and with good reason.
Wallace is 0-2 in the UFC with defeats to the likes of Brian Stann during The Ultimate Finale 10 and Jarred Hamman at UFC 111. Wallace was undefeated at 9-0 before joining the UFC and now holds a career record of 9-2.
UFC 117 occurs on August 7 and will emanate from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.