Buddy Roberts has pulled out of his UFC on FOX 6 bout with Michael Kuiper due to illness. According to reports, Roberts is not only sick but has a mouth injury forcing him out of the fight, and as a result he will now be replaced by promotional newcomer Josh Janousek.
Janousek will make his Octagon debut at 8-1 and is currently riding a six-fight winning streak. Janousek last fought in April of 2011 where he picked up a win via decision against BJ Lacy. Comparably, Kuiper is coming off of a TKO win over Jared Hamman at UFC 150.
MMAJunkie reported the switch for the preliminary card, and they are likely to kick off the card. UFC on FOX 6 is scheduled to take place January 26 in Chicago. While the main card will air on FOX the preliminary portion of the lineup will be broadcast on FX.
UFC On FOX 6: Johnson vs Dodson
January 26, Chicago, IL.
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas
T.J. Grant vs. Matt Wiman
Clay Guida vs. Hatsu Hioki
Ryan Bader vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
David Mitchell vs. Simeon Thoresen
Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Russow
Pascal Krauss vs. Mike Stumpf
Magnus Cedenblad vs. Rafael Natal
Josh Janousek vs. Michael Kuiper