An injury to T.J. Waldburger has forced a change to UFC 162 as Kenny Robertson will step in against Sean Pierson. The fight will take place on evening’s Facebook preliminary card. UFC officials announced the move late Thursday evening.
Robertson was last in action at UFC 157, where he landed a “Submission of the Night” bonus for his “Suolev Stretch” of Brock Jardine. Robertson will be looking for his second career UFC win when he takes on Canada’s Pierson.
UFC 161 takes place June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The fight card will be headlined by the interim bantamweight title fight between champion Renan Baráo and Eddie Wineland. The card will be co-headlined by a pair of light heavyweight battles pitting Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 2.