Eddie Mendez's UFC debut will have to wait a bit longer.
The undefeated middleweight prospect today announced a shoulder injury has forced him out of next week's UFC on FX 6 event. His original opponent, Nick Penner (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), now meets promotional newcomer Cody Donovan (7-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
UFC on FX 6 takes place Dec. 15 at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. The event's main card airs live on FX (on Dec. 14 in the U.S. due to the time difference) following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Mendez vs. Donovan is expected to be part of the prelims.