James Lee has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Tim Boetsch at UFC 88 due to an undisclosed injury, reports MMA Weekly, and UFC newcomer Mike Patt will instead take on Boetsch at the September 6th event in Atlanta.
Patt (11-2), a BodogFight veteran, has won seven of his last eight fights including a first-round submission win over Adam Rodman in his most-recent bout in November 2007.
Following six straight victories to start his MMA career Boetsch (7-2) was defeated by Vladimir Matyushenko in the IFL 2007 Grad Prix. In his UFC debut Boetsch dominated David Heath, stopping his opponent with strikes late in the opening round. In his most recent bout Boetsch suffered his first UFC loss, a second-round TKO defeat to Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13 in April.