Marcus Sursa (12-8) has been forced out of his main event light heavyweight fight against Paul Buentello (32-15) at Legacy FC 22. Stepping in for him will be James McSweeney (11-10).
Promotion officials recently confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) for the Aug. 23 card, which takes place in Lubbock, Texas, likely at Fairgrounds Park Coliseum. The main card will air live on AXS TV.
McSweeney has been on a nice run that has seen him win five of his past six fights and seven of his past nine following a rough stretch of four straight losses. The first two of those setbacks came in the UFC with TKO losses to Travis Browne and Fabio Maldonado, and those got him released from the promotion after a win in his debut at the TUF 10 Finale. The "TUF 10" vet and England native has all 11 of his career wins by stoppage.
Buentello, a Texas native, will be looking for his fourth straight win against the fellow UFC vet. Buentello is a former UFC and Strikeforce heavyweight title challenger with a resume that includes a 3-1 record for Strikeforce with the lone loss coming in a heavyweight title fight against Alistair Overeem. In his past 10 fights, though, Buentello is just 5-5.