To the chagrin of Pennsylvanians everywhere, area-product Charlie Brennemen will no longer be fighting this weekend in Pittsburgh at UFC Live 4 after scheduled opponent T.J. Grant was forced to withdraw from their bout today due to an undisclosed illness. While replacements have been found in the past when similar situations arose, given the short turnaround time involved in this particular instance the UFC has opted to pull the match-up rather than find someone to fill the vacancy.
The organization announced their decision to scrap the welterweights’ fight Wednesday afternoon through Twitter.
Both Grant (16-5) and Brennemen (13-2) have split their UFC appearances and would have been looking to break a tie had their fight gone down. Grant is 3-3 thus far with wins against Ryo Chonan and Kevin Burns in the bunch, while Brennemen has gone 2-2 in the Octagon including a Unanimous Decision over Jason High at Fight Night 21.
Sunday’s event will still feature eleven pairings including headliners Nate Marquardt and Rick Story, plus Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo and Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan in other main card action.
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