Cody McKenzie out with injury, Holloway in vs. Leonard Garcia at UFC 155

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A training injury has forced Cody McKenzie to withdraw from a planned UFC 155 bout with Leonard Garcia.

UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event is a heavyweight title fight rematch between champion Junior Dos Santos and ex-titleholder Cain Velasquez, which headlines the pay-per-view portion of the show.

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21-year-old Hawaiian Max Holloway has agreed to step up on 10-days’ notice and will now face Leonard Garcia at this month’s UFC 155 event.

Holloway, who turned 21 just two weeks ago, looks to earn his third straight UFC win. The featherweight was overwhelmed in his UFC debut, a February submission loss to Dustin Poirier. However, he’s since bounced back with a decision win over Pat Schilling and an impressive TKO finish of “The Ultimate Fighter 15” cast member Justin Lawrence.

Holloway now fights for the fourth time in 2012.

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UFC 155

Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez – for UFC heavyweight championship
Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller
Tim Boetsch vs. Constantinos Philippou
Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami
Derek Brunson vs. Chris Leben

Prelim Card (FX, Facebook)
Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner
Brad Pickett vs. Eddie Wineland
Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth
Leonard Garcia vs. Max Holloway
Philip De Fries vs. Todd Duffee
Chris Cariaso vs. John Moraga