[Breaking] Johnson vs. Teixeira off, Melendez vs Barboza new co-main event of UFC Chicago

Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira is now officially off UFC on FOX 20 following reports that Johnson was out of the bout for personal reasons and Teixeira was removed from the card following ‘Rumbles’ withdrawal per the UFC.

UFC on Fox 20will be held on July 23, 2016 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Johnson has been forced to withdraw in order to tend to a serious family matter and the UFC is looking to to rebook the light heavyweight bout in the near future.

With this, Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez will move to the co-main event whilst Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko will remain as the main event.

With this news, UFC on FOX 20 now looks like this:

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez
Alex Oliveira vs. James Moontasri
George Sullivan vs. Héctor Urbina
Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov
Felice Herrig vs. Kailin Curran
Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlović
Frankie Saenz vs. Eddie Wineland
Darren Elkins vs. Godofredo Pepey
Tony Martin vs. Michel Prazeres
Jim Alers vs. Jason Knight
Kamaru Usman vs. Alexander Yakovlev

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