Eddie Sanchez will replace the injured Neil Wain in a heavyweight bout against Antoni Hardonk. The undefeated Wain, out of Doncaster, England, was forced to withdraw from his UFC debut due to a broken nose.
Sanchez is most known for accepting the assignment of becoming Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic's first opponentin the UFC. Sanchez was handed his first loss, but hassince rebounded with two TKO wins.
Holland's Hardonk last fought in January, scoring a 17-second knockout over Colin Robinson at UFC 80: Rapid Fire.
The other change was the removal of Team Quest's Ryo Chonan, who suffered a rib injury training for the fight. Kevin Burns of Des Moines, Iowa will replace the Japanese middleweight against American Top Team's Roan Carneiro, who misses out an opportunity to avenge a loss to Chonan from February 2005.
Chonan and Wain join a long list of fighters removed from UFC 85, which includes Chuck Liddell (torn hamstring), Rashad Evans (lost two opponents), Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (knee injury), Chris Leben (jail time) and James Irvin (broken foot).
UFC 85: Bedlam
Saturday, June 7, 2008
O2 Arena in London, England
170 lbs: Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves
185 lbs: Michael Bisping vs. Jason Day
170 lbs: Mike Swick vs. Marcus Davis
185 lbs: Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites
265 lbs: Brandon Vera vs. Fabricio Werdum
185 lbs: Jorge Rivera vs. Martin Kampmann
155 lbs: Matt Wiman vs. Thiago Tavares
170 lbs: Kevin Burns vs. Roan Carneiro
205 lbs: Jason Lambert vs. Luiz Cane
170 lbs: Paul Taylor vs. Jess Liaudin
265 lbs: Antoni Hardonk vs. Eddie Sanchez