Michael Kuiper loses fourth opponent and will not be on UFC on FOX 6 card

After having his fourth opponent pull out of the fight, Michael Kuiper will not take place on Saturday night’s UFC On FOX 6 preliminary card.

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Kuiper was scheduled to face Josh Janousek on the preliminary card on Saturday, but Janousek has pulled out of the fight with an injury.

UFC officials announced the change on Monday and they will not seek to find a new opponent for Kuiper.

Kuiper (12-1) was originally scheduled to face Thiago Perpetuo at UFC on FX 7, but Kuiper was moved to the UFC on FOX 6 card after Perpetuo pulled out of the fight and was then scheduled to face Caio Magalhaes.

Magalhaes would end up pulling out of the fight and he would be replaced by Buddy Roberts. Then, Roberts pulled out of the fight last week and Janousek was signed by the UFC to make his debut against Kuiper.

With this fight being off the card, the fight card will have ten fights and the current UFC on FOX card is below:

Main Card: (FOX – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) vs. John Dodson (15-5)
Quinton Jackson (32-9) vs. Glover Teixeira (19-2)
Anthony Pettis (13-2) vs. Donald Cerrone (19-4, 1NC)
Erik Koch (13-1) vs. Ricardo Lamas (12-2)

Preliminary Card: (FUEL TV – 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
T.J. Grant (19-5) vs. Matt Wiman (15-6)
Clay Guida (29-10) vs. Hatsu Hioki (26-5-2)
Ryan Bader (15-3) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6)
Simeon Thoresen (17-3-1) vs. David Mitchell (11-2)
Mike Russow (15-2, 1NC) vs. Shawn Jordan (13-4)
Mike Stumpf (11-3) vs. Pascal Krauss (10-1)