UFC 173: Chico Camus Stepping in for Kyung Ho Kang
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s May 24th card in Las Vegas has undergone another change, as the promotion has announced that Chico Camus is stepping in for bantamweight Kyung Ho Kang. The latter was scheduled to fight Chris Holdsworth at UFC 173.
The reason for Kang’s withdrawal was not announced by the promotion.
Camus (14-4) is coming off decision wins over Yaotzin Meza and the aforementioned Kang, after being submitted by Dustin Kimura last February.
Holdsworth (5-0) tapped out Davey Grant in November to win TUF 18’s bantamweight tourney.
UFC 173 was originally set to feature Chris Weidman taking on Lyoto Machida; however, the bout has been pushed to July 5th as Weidman recently underwent knee surgery.
The card’s new headliner will see bantamweight champ Renan Barao take on TJ Dillashaw.
The upcoming event will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.