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Danny Mitchell Pulls Out Of UFC 173 Bout With Rookie

Andrew Ravens

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 Jingliang Li (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was set to face Danny Mitchell (14-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 173 later this month, but now everything has changed.

An injury has forced Mitchell out of the contest with Jingliang Li that was scheduled for the prelim side of the card.

Danny Mitchell is coming off a loss to Igor Araujo via unanimous decision in his UFC debut back in March of this year at UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Manuwa. Prior to that fight, he was on a two fight winning streak. He beat Victor Peixoto via twister submission and then over Besam Yousef via (Rear-Naked choke.

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw goes down on May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The main event will be Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw in the main event for the UFC bantamweight title.

- Here is how the rest of the card looks like:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Bantamweight Championship

Renan Barao (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Light Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger

Bantamweight: Francisco Rivera vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno

Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Chico Camus

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi

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