Sadollah was scheduled to face Jorge Lopez, but now Matt Riddle (5-3) will step in to face Lopez after pulling out of his UFC 141 bout due to illness. Riddle has lost his last two bouts and is in desperate need of a win if he plans to stay in the UFC. Jorge Lopez (11-2) lost his UFC debut back in September 2011 against Justin Edwards.
Also, Ricardo Lamas has been forced to pull out of his bout with Dustin Poirier after replacing Erick Koch. A replacement will be named for Poirier shortly.
The tentative UFC 143 card can be found below:
- Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit(UFC Interim Welterweight Title)
- Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
- Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Jorge Lopez vs. Matt Riddle
- Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
- Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper
- Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
- Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope
- Dustin Poirier vs. TBD
- Justin Edwards vs. Mike Stumpf
- Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks