UFC.com is reporting that heavyweight Neil Wain’s planned UFC debut on the show has been postponed due to a broken nose. Wain had been scheduled to take on kickboxing specialist Antoni Hardonk. Hardonk will remain on the card and is now scheduled to face Eddie Sanchez.
Also, according to MMAjunkie.com, a source representing fighter Kevin Burns has informed the site that Burns has been added to the UFC 85 undercard in a bout against Roan Carneiro. Ryo Chonan had been scheduled to fight Carneiro. The reason for Chonan being pulled from the card is not yet known and the UFC has yet to officially announce a change to the bout of any kind.
UFC 85 will take place at the O2 Arena and will be available in the United States on pay-per-view. The night’s main event will see former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes take on Thiago Alves. Other main card bouts include Brandon Vera vs. Fabricio Werdum; Michael Bisping vs. Jason Day; Mike Swick vs. Marcus Davis; and Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites.