Former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann (6-1) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled rematch against Steve Cantwell (6-1) at UFC Fight Night 16 “UFC Fights for the Troops” after suffering a foot injury, according to Five Ounces of Pain.
A replacement for the bout has not yet been named.
Stann, a former marine, defeated Cantwell via knockout just 41-seconds into their meeting at WEC 26 in early-2007 but Cantwell evened the series at one apiece when he knocked Stann out in the second round of their 205-pound championship meeting at WEC 35 in August.
UFC Fight Night 16, which takes place at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is slated to be headlined by Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet. The event will air live on Spike TV as a special three-hour presentation and will serve as a fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.