Fabio Maldonado (18-4) has been removed from a scheduled undercard bout against Aaron Rosa (16-4) at UFC on Versus 6 due to an undisclosed injury sustained in training camp. UFC officials released the news on Wednesday afternoon. A replacement opponent has not been announced.
A 31-year-old former professional boxer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Maldonado last fought inside the Octagon at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Kyle Kingsbury in the ‘Fight of the Night.' The setback snapped an eleven fight win streak, that included a third-round TKO victory over James McSweeney in his October UFC debut.
UFC on Versus 6 is slated for October 1st at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.. The card is headlined by a bout for the UFC bantamweight championship between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson and scheduled to air live on Versus -- the UFC's first free title fight since 2007.