|Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira will be a no-go in Calgary at UFC 149 after it was announced that he has an arm injury. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency/Files)
CALGARY - So where does the UFC go from here with its upcoming card in Calgary?
UFC 149, which is slated to wow MMA fans July 21 at the Saddledome, has lost yet another of its fighting stars.
You can argue the wow-factor is at an all-time low now unless organizers can draw another top name.
That likely won’t happen, though.
Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira will be a no-go after it was announced late Saturday he has an arm injury.
With the loss of 'Big Nog,' his previously-slated opponent, Cheick Kongo, will now face former Strikeforce fighter Shawn 'The Savage' Jordan in a heavyweight bout at UFC 149.
As it stands, the main event will pit Urijah 'The California Kid' Faber and Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight title.
Hector Lombard squaring off against Tim Boetsch will also act as a co-main event on the new-look fight card.
This all comes after the previously scheduled headliner, Jose Aldo, was forced to withdraw earlier this month. He was to battle Erik Koch in the main event.
In Jordan, the Calgary card gets a relative newcomer to the UFC.
His fight in the Dome will mark only his second UFC appearance after defeating Oli Thompson on UFC on FX2.
Before that, Jordan was a beast in the Bellator Fighting Championships, posting a 12-2 record prior to joining Strikeforce and going 1-1.