Siyar Bahadurzada is the latest fighter to pull out of a July 27 bout at Seattle's Key Arena. Due to an undisclosed injury, the Afghani fighter had to pull out of his welterweight main-card bout against Robbie Lawler. Slugger Bobby Voelker will take his place.
UFC Tonight tweeted the news on Thursday.
Other fight-card changes include a new opponent for Liz Carmouche, Jessica Andrade, who took the fight when Miesha Tate was removed from their main-card bout in order to appear on The Ultimate Fighter opposite Ronda Rousey; and just yesterday, the heavyweight fight between Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione was yanked due to a Mitrione injury.
With this news, Bahadurzada now has more fight pullouts in the UFC than actual fights. He's 1-1 in the Octagon, with a win over Paulo Thiago and a loss to Dong Hyun Kim. In addition to the Lawler bout, he's also pulled out of fights at UFC 142 and 149.
The new fight promises potential fireworks. Voelker, a Strikeforce vet is 24-9 and has 19 wins via finish, including 15 KO/TKOs. His UFC debut was a decision loss to Patrick Cote at UFC 158. Lawler (20-9, 1 no-contest) is one of the most heavy-handed fighters in the welterweight division and is coming off a brutal knockout of Josh Koscheck in his return at UFC 157.