The UFC on FOX summer card lost its main event today with the news that headliner Brian Stann, who was set to face Hector Lombard, had been injured and forced to withdraw from the event.
The new main event on August 4 will be a five-round light heavyweight battle between two of the best Muay Thai strikers in the game, Brandon Vera and former champion Shogun Rua. Rua is riding the momentum of the fight of the century against Dan Henderson, while Vera is back in the win column and looking to make a statement after being sidelined earlier this year due to injury himself.
Rua is being plucked from the UFC 149 card in Calgary, where he was set to face Thiago Silva until Silva suffered an injury. Vera, meanwhile, was training for a bout with James Te Huna at the July FUEL TV event. A new opponent for Te Huna is expected to be named shortly.
"No one is more disappointed than I," said Stann via Twitter. "Meant the world to headline a UFC.
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