Undefeated Georgian Todd Duffee (5-0) has pulled out of his UFC 107 heavyweight bout against “The Headhunter” Paul Buentello (27-10) due to an undisclosed injury. Their fight was scheduled for the main card of the Dec. 12 event in Memphis, Tenn.
“It was a fight I was really looking forward to. We really matched up well,” Buentello told Sherdog, who broke the news of the cancelled bout on Tuesday. A replacement for Buentello has not yet been named, although Mike Russow and Stefan Struve were named as possibilities.
UFC 107 will mark Buentello’s first Octagon appearance since 2006 when he knocked out Gilbert Aldana at UFC 57. 50 UFC events have passed since “The Headhunter” fought for the organization. During that time Buentello has gone 5-1, with his only loss coming from Alistair Overeem in 20007.
Buentello has been victorious in both of his fights since Overeem. He defeated Gary Goodridge via unanimous decision at Affliction: Banned and defeated “Baby Fedor” Kirill Sidelnikov via TKO at Affliction: Day of Reckoning.