A bout between light heavyweights Kyle Kingsbury (7-2) and Razak Al-Hassan (7-1) has been postponed from UFC 102 in late-August and will instead take place later in the year.
MMAjunkie is reporting that an elbow injury suffered by Al-Hassan in his December loss to Steve Cantwell was unlikely to be healed in time for the August date. The matchup will remain intact, but will be shifted to a fall event.
Kingsbury, a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 8, suffered a unanimous decision loss to Tom Lawlor in December at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale in his official Octagon debut. He was defeated by Krzysztof Soszynski in the first round of the UFC reality series.
Al-Hassan’s gruesome armbar submission loss to Cantwell came in his promotional debut at UFC Fight for the Troops. He had previously won all seven of his professional fights.