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Saturday, May 03, 2014

UFC 173: TUF 16′s David Michaud Replacing Danny Mitchell

David Michaud (photo via UFC / FX)

By FCF Staff

The line-up for UFC 173 has received a late change, as the promotion has announced that Danny Mitchell has withdrawn from his bout with Li Jingliang. As a result, TUF 16 vet David Michaud will make his official Octagon debut against Jingliang at the May 24th event.

Michaud, who has gone 7-0 since turning pro in 2009, relayed the following about his upcoming debut (quote via UFC.com):

“I have been training for this since I was 15 and now that I finally got the call I am ready to show all the hard work that I have put in to get here.”

Most recently, the South Dakota fighter submitted Carey Vanier while competing for Dakota FC in January.

Jingliang (8-2), meanwhile, hasn’t fought since last April when he stopped Luke Jumeau while fighting for Legend FC. The China Top Team fighter is 4-1 in his last 5 contests.

UFC 173 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will feature bantamweight champ Renan Barao taking on TJ Dillashaw.

 

posted by FCF Staff @ 4:27 pm
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