The string of bad luck in the form of injuries for Shane Carwin continue. According to UFC president Dana White, Carwin will now be replaced in the TUF 16 finale this Dec. 15th after suffering a blown knee in training.

“WOW!! It never ends Carwin blew his knee out. Looking for a new opponent for Roy on the TUF Finale on FX – @DanaWhite”

Former Strikeforce heavyweight Mike Kyle has hinted at being the current replacement, but is yet to be verified. Kyle responded on Twitter to White “I’ll do it.” A minute later Kyle tweeted. “I knew today would be a good day.” Insider, Helwani has also tweeted saying “scratch Josh Barnett for potential opponent.” Here is the current line-up as it stands now.

John Cofer vs. Mike Rio

Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius

Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana

Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel

Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian

Nick Catone vs. T.J. Waldburger

Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins

Mike Pyle vs. James Head

Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard

Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario

TUF 16 welterweight finalist #1 vs. TUF 16 welterweight finalist #2

Roy Nelson vs. TBD


As the UFC looks to lock down a new opponent, we will be keeping you updated on the situation.