Following the news of Rory MacDonald’s injury the UFC has tapped Johny Hendricks to replace the injured fighter against Carlos Condit. Hendricks original opponent, Jake Ellenberger, now awaits a new opponent. The UFC confirmed the news earlier tonight.
Hendricks and Condit will now share the co-main event for UFC 158. Both were last in action at UFC 154, with Hendricks destroying Martin Kampmann and Condit putting a scare into UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre.
UFC welterweights Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley both expressed interest in joining the card prior to the MacDonald injury, so it is possible one of the two fighters will face the hard-hitting Ellenberger in Montreal.
UFC 158 is scheduled for March 16 and will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The bout will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.