Kenny Robertson submits Brock Jardine at UFC 157
Kenny Robertson submits Brock Jardine at UFC 157 with a modified kneebar he said he invented during his wrestling days.

The UFC 161 event has a new fight due to another injury to a UFC fighter. TJ Waldburger has had to withdraw from his UFC 161 scheduled bout with Sean Pierson.

UFC welterweight Kenny Robertson has agreed to step in on short notice to face Pierson.

UFC 161 is set for June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, and will be headlined by the UFC interim bantamweight bout between champion Renan Barao and challenger Eddie Wineland.

The co-main event will feature a light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Robertson (12-2) is coming off a first round submission win over Brock Jardine at UFC 157, taking home “Submission of the Night” honors for the first time.

Pierson (13-6) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Lance Benoist at UFC 152. Pierson has won back-to-back fights and is (3-2) in the UFC overall. This fight is expected to take place on the preliminary portion of the card that will air on Facebook.

Stay tuned to for more UFC 161 news and coverage.

By Kelvin Hunt

Kelvin is a father and former collegiate baseball player with a degree in physical education from UNC-Pembroke. He's an avid MMA fan that has been writing about the sport since 2008 through various outlets. His favorite fighter is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira due to the heart he has displayed throughout his legendary MMA career. In his spare time (there is none with three kids), he likes to work out and also likes to follow college football recruiting. You can email him at and you can follow him on twitter at @KelvinHuntMMA

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