The UFC’s return to Boston has undergone a shake up after the news today that Andy Ogle was forced out of his featherweight match up with Irish slugger Conor McGregor. Ogle is out of the match with a with a staph infection, but the UFC has wasted no time in naming a replacement for the fight.
According to reports, Max Holloway will step in to fight McGregor on short notice.
The UFC’s United Kingdom Twitter account broke the news on Wednesday:
— UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) July 10, 2013
Holloway is coming off of a loss to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160, but he still presents a very exciting match up for McGregor.
McGregor is one of the most promising featherweight prospects on the UFC roster.
With the change to the UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 event, here is the updated fight card:
- Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen
- Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber
- Matt Brown vs. Mike Pyle
- Uriah Hall vs. Josh Samman
- Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon
- Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
- Max Holloway vs. Conor McGregor
- Mike Brown vs. Steven Siler
- Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda
- Manny Gamburyan vs. Cole Miller
- Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux
- Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick