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Matchmaker, matchmaker: Another fight changed for UFC 149 and lots of bouts for UFC 150

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Though the Summer of Injury sounds like a story arc on a daytime soap opera, it's actually what the UFC has experienced as so many fighters have had to pull out from planned bouts. For example:

-- Heavyweight Check Kongo was supposed to fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 149 in Calgary, but an injury to Big Nog forced him out of the fight. Kongo will now fight Shawn Jordan, who won his UFC debut with a second-round TKO of Oil Thompson. As of this writing, every fight on the UFC 149 main card has been altered because of injury.

-- Another heavyweight, Luiz Cane, was also smacked upside the head by the injury bug. Rousimar Palhares, who most recently lost to Alan Belcher, will step in to fight Yushin Okami at UFC 150 in Denver.

Some non-injury-related fight booking news:

-- UFC 150 added four fights, including Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway, Nik Lentz vs. Eijii Mitsuoka, Dennis Bermudez vs. Tom Hayden and Michael Kuiper vs. Jared Hamman.

-- Jeff Hougland will fight Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 151 in Las Vegas on Sept. 1. The card will be headlined by Jon Jones' title defense against Dan Henderson.

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