Ultimate Fighter 8 light heavyweight cast member Antwain Britt (4-1) will not be taking on Rick Roufus (4-3) on October 11th in the main event of Ultimate Warrior Challenge “Confrontation” in Fairfax, Virginia.
MMAFrenzy.com today confirmed with sources close to the fight that Britt and Roufus will not be meeting on October 11th with Roufus instead taking on Hector Ramirez on the same date in Las Vegas as part of a Superfights MMA event that has replaced Affliction’s rescheduled event at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Britt earned his way into the Ultimate Fighter house with a majority decision victory over Ryan Jimmo in the opening round of the 205-pound tournament. When contacted by MMAFrenzy.com Britt confirmed he would not be taking on Roufus as previously expected (in fact, the official UWC website still lists the matchup on the event’s official fight card) but declined to comment at this time on his rumored release from the UFC.
A former kickboxing champion, Roufus was defeated by Maurice Smith via first-round submission in his MMA debut at a Strikeforce event in early-2008 but has rebounded to win four of his last six MMA bouts including a September 19th second-round TKO of Reggie Cato.
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com for more information as it becomes available.