Dan Hardy has been forced out of a welterweight slugfest with Matt Brown on the main card at UFC On FOX 7 next month due to an undisclosed injury.
The UFC have already lined up a quick replacement for the UK fighter, with former Strikeforce fighter Jordan Mein now stepping in to face Brown.
Mein had only just made his UFC debut at the weekend, confirming his status as a promising young up and coming talent with a first round TKO win over Octagon veteran Dan Miller.
Despite being just 23 years of age Mein has racked up a 27-8 career record and is currently on a three fight winning streak and is 9-1 in his last 10 fights, claiming wins over the likes of Joe Riggs, Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, Marius Zaromskis and Josh Burkman along the way.
In Brown he faces a resurgent force in the UFC’s welterweight divison with the 32 year-old having notched up a four fight winning streak over the past year including a KO win over Mike Swick on FOX last time out.
At this stage there’s no indication of when Hardy might be ready to return to action.