Recently it was revealed Australian welterweight Kyle Noke would no longer be able to fight in front of his countrymen at UFC on FX 6 after suffering an undisclosed injury while training for his bout with Seth Baczynski. Noke would have been looking for a second straight win in the Octagon after plastering Charlie Brenneman in less than a minute at UFC 152.

According to the UFC, Mike Pierce will slip into the spot left by Noke’s absence. The 15-5 Pierce has won two tilts in a row with the most recent involving a knockout of Aaron Simpson.

Baczynski has flown under the radar since returning to the UFC despite some solid success as of late, notching victories in a quartet of consecutive clashes under the organization’s banner. He holds an overall record of 18-8 with seventeen stoppages to his credit.

UFC on FX 6 is set to take place in the Queensland region of Australia, featuring the finals of TUF: UK vs. Australia as well as a bout between coaches George Sotiropoulos-Ross Pearson and a middleweight match-up between Rousimar Palhares-Hector Lombard.

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