Jan Blachowicz has been pulled from his bout with Anthony Johnson at UFC 191 but will remain on the card against a different opponent. In to replace him, top 15 light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa.
UFC officials confirmed the news on Thursday morning.
Anthony Johnson now faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in Las Vegas
Johnson tore up three 205-pound contenders when he returned to the UFC in 2014, including knockout wins over Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueria, and a decision over Phil Davis. Most recently, though, he was stopped by Daniel Cormier in a title bout for the vacant light heavyweight championship.
Manuwa returned after a year-long layoff to face Blachowicz this past April and defeated him via unanimous decision. Prior to that, he was stopped by Gustafsson.
‘Rumble’ vs. Manuwa is set for the main card.
UFC 191 takes place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 5. In the main event, flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson defends his belt against John Dodson.
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