The UFC is quickly trying to put the pieces back together after cancelling the first card in the organization’s history, UFC 151. As has been well-documented, the show imploded Thursday after Dan Henderson backed out of a headlining fight with light heavyweight champ Jon Jones due to injury and “Bones” refused to accept a short-notice scrap with Chael Sonnen.
So far a few fights have already found new homes including the co-main between Jake Ellenberger-Jay Hieron. Additionally, Charlie Brenneman and Kyle Noke were scheduled to face off on the ill fated card but have since been given a new venue for their tilt.
Brenneman was one of the initial fighters who took to Twitter to voice frustration with the card being cancelled, writing, “How about my wife, parents, corners, friends, etc.” He also later tweeted to Jones that his rent was due on the first and asked if the 205er could send a check to his PO Box.
Fortunately, the good news for Brenneman (and Noke) is that the two competitors won’t have to sit on the sidelines for too long, as the UFC has confirmed the two will face off on September 22 in Toronto at the NEW UFC 151.
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