Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s still healing broken arm will keep the MMA legend from facing Cheick Kongo at UFC 149. Stepping in for Nogueira will be former LSU football player Shawn Jordan. Sherdog first reported the switch.
Jordan is coming off a win in his UFC debut versus Oli Thompson at UFC on FX 2. The Jackson’s MMA fighter will looking for his fifth win in his last six bouts when he faces Kongo.
Kongo is coming off a devastating loss to Mark Hunt at UFC 144. Before losing to Hunt, Kongo had not lost since being defeated by Frank Mir.
UFC 149 takes place July 21 live from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. The card will be headlined by an interim bantamweight title fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. The card will also mark the debut of former Bellator middleweght champion Hector Lombard as he faces Tim Boetsch.