An undisclosed injury has forced middleweight Mike Massenzio off of the card for January 11th’s UFC Fight Night 20. UFC newcomer John Salter has agreed to step in on short notice to face Gerald Harris on the card, which will take place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, according to a report by MMAJunkie.
Salter was last in action in October defeating former The Ultimate Fighter season 7 contestant Jeremiah Riggs in the first round via TKO at an event in Illinois. Prior to turning pro, he had compiled a record of 7-0 as an amateur, as well as winning state high school, and NAIA college level championships in wrestling.
Harris was last in action with a September knockout victory over former UFC competitor Nissen Osterneck at Shark Fights 6 in Amarillo, Texas. Harris was a cast member on season 7 of The Ultimate Fighter, but was defeated in the second round of fights by eventual winner Amir Sodollah.
Pictured: Gerald Harris