Fighter Pulled from UFC 102, Updated Fight Card with His Replacement

– Matt Hammill has to pull out of UFC 102 with an injured knee suffered. Hamill’s trainer, Duff Holmes, made the following comments on the injury…



“(It’s) just a meniscus tear. He’s going for a scope tomorrow, and we’ll be back to training after three or four weeks of rehab. It was something that just crept up on us and was getting worse and worse. It was really affecting his ability to go to the ground and was giving out on him. … We are very disappointed with having to pull out, and we were really looking forward to the fight with Vera. He is a true mixed martial artist, and we were eager to test Matt against someone of his abilities.”

– Krzysztof Soszynski will take Hamill’s place and face off with Brandon Vera at the event. Here is the updated card for UFC 102, which takes place on August 29th from the Rose Center in Portland, Oregon:

* Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
* Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva
* Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt
* Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt
* Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brandon Vera

* Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer
* Wilson Gouveia vs. James Irvin
* Justin McCully vs. Mike Russow
* Todd Duffee vs. Tim Hague
* Nick Catone vs. Mark Munoz
* Evan Dunham vs. Matt Veach

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