The UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen card was set to go, but the injury bug has appeared once again as featherweight Jimy Hettes has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Steven Siler according to an announcement on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”.

It’s the second time Hettes has withdrawn from a fight with Siler, who apparently has suffered injuries to his knee according to reports.

Kurt Holobaugh has agreed to step in on short notice and fight Siler at UFC 159.

Holobaugh (9-1) is coming off his first professional loss against Pat Healy in his Strikeforce debut in January. Holobaugh fought extremely hard and lost a close decision which was enough to be brought over to the UFC once Strikeforce folded up shop.

Siler (21-10) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Darren Elkins in his last outing. The loss snapped a three fight winning streak for Siler.

UFC 159 will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and will be headlined by the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen. The co-main event will feature a middleweight grudge match between Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher.

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