In an ironic turn of events, Ben “Killa B” Saunders has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout at UFC 96: Jackson v. Jardine. His replacement will be Tamdan “The Barn Cat” McCrory, who will step in to face newcomer Ryan Madigan. What makes this ironic is; Madigan took the fight with Saunders as a replacement for an injured Dustin Hazelett, who submitted McCrory his last time out.
McCrory stands at 2-2 inside the Octagon with wins over veteran fighter, Pete Spratt and “Ultimate Fighter” season 2 runner-up, Luke Cummo. Madigan brings an unblemished MMA record, along with his Dangerous kickboxing skills to the bout.
It is as yet uncertain if this fight will be on the main card or in the prelims. Also, scheduled for the event; the headlining Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Keith Jardine, Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz, and Shane Carwin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga.