T.J. Waldburger out, Sean Pierson meets Kenny Robertson at UFC 161 | News
With T.J. Waldburger (16-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) forced off the card, Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) now will face Kenny Robertson (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at next month's UFC 161 event in Canada.
UFC officials on Thursday revealed the new welterweight fight booking. The nature of Waldburger's removal from the card was not announced.
Featuring a headliner between UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and former WEC title holder Eddie Wineland, UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg and is the promotion's first visit to the Manitoba province.
Pierson-Robertson will be part of the preliminary card on Facebook ahead of additional prelims on FX and a main card on pay-per-view.