Another injury has struck UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston as late replacement Augusto Mendes has suffered an undisclosed injury and is being replaced by UFC newcomer Kyle Bochniak. MMA Mad confirmed the bout with UFC Vice President of Public Relations Dave Sholler.
UFC Fight Night 81 will be held on January 17, 2016 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bochniak (6-0 MMA) has won all of his professional wins under the CES MMA promotional banner. In his last two bouts, Bochniak knocked out Dominic Warr at CES MMA 28 and followed up that win with a rear-naked choke win over Taylor Trahan at CES 32 in January.
With this fight change, UFC Fight Night 81 now looks like this:
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz
Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez
Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione
Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Patrick Côté vs. Ben Saunders
Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman
Chris Wade vs. Mehdi Baghdad
Maximo Blanco vs. Luke Sanders
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Paul Felder vs. Daron Cruickshank
Charles Rosa vs. Kyle Bochniak
Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell
Rob Font vs. Joey Gomez
Francimar Barroso vs. Elvis Mutapcic