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UFC fight axed after Kuiper sees fourth opponent pull out

ESPN staff
January 21, 2013
Is Michael Kuiper the unluckiest - or the most feared - fighter in the UFC? © Getty Images

Michael Kuiper has been pulled from the UFC on FOX 6 card after a fourth opponent fell victim to an injury.

When Josh Janousek, a late replacement for Buddy Roberts, suffered an undisclosed injury in training, the UFC was forced to cancel the fight from this weekend's event in Chicago.

Roberts himself had been a replacement for Caio Magalhaes, who had stepped in to fight Kuiper when original opponent Thiago Bodao was injured.

But with the event just five days away, the UFC has run out of opponents for the promising middleweight.

UFC on Fox 6 is headlined by a flyweight title fight between reigning champion Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.

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