Brandon Thatch was scheduled to compete in just a few days against Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night 49. That is no longer an option, though, after he suffered a compound fracture to his toe.
Officials have yet to announce a replacement for Thatch, as the card takes place August 23 from New Mexico. Thatch-Mein were expected to be part of the main card.
“I’m bummed to say I have to pull out of my fight against Jordan Mein,” Thatch posted, along with a picture of the injury. “I compound fractured my toe.”
I'm bummed to say I have to pull out of my fight against Jordan Mein. I compound fractured my toe yesterday pic.twitter.com/6jhh05L8Yp
— Brandon Thatch (@RUKUSMMA303) August 2, 2014
Thatch (11-1) won both of his UFC fights to date, while Mein (28-9) has lost only to Matt Brown and Tyron Woodley over the course of his last 12 pro bouts.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle
Welterweight: Jordan Mein vs. TBA
Featherweight: Max Holloway vs. Mirsad Bektic
Featherweight: Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Alex Garcia
Flyweight: Wilson Reis vs. Tim Elliott
Lightweight: James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Aaron Phillips vs. Matt Hobar