Earlier today Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira became the latest fighter scheduled for action at UFC 149 to be forced off the July 21 card. The 36-year old Nogueira, who was set to collide with Cheick Kongo, withdrew based on lingering issues with his surgically repaired arm.
However, it appears Kongo will still compete at Calgary-bound show with 13-3 Shawn Jordan stepping up to face the Frenchman.
Sherdog was first to report the situation. No confirmation has come from the UFC at this point.
Nogueira has a long history of health-related problems including a broken arm he suffered in a December loss to Frank Mir. He has only fought three times since the start of 2010.
Jordan made his UFC debut in March after a pair of appearances in Strikeforce. He has stopped twelve of the opponents he’s beaten with Lavar Johnson and Oli Thompson being he latest two victims.
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