Brian Houston out of UFC 164 bout against Yoel Romero and fight card will now have 12 bouts

A medical issue has forced Brian Houston out of his scheduled UFC 164 preliminary card bout against Yoel Romero and the fight card will now have 12 bouts on the card.UFC 164 Poster #2

UFC officials announced the change on Tuesday night after UFC Tonight aired on FUEL TV.

UFC 164 takes place on August 31st from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be headlined by Benson Henderson defending the UFC lightweight title against Anthony Pettis.

Houston (4-0) was a late injury replacement to face Romero and this would have been his UFC debut. The bout between Houston and Romero was scheduled to take place on the preliminary card on Facebook and that portion of the card will have three fights instead of four.

The current UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis II card is below:

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Benson Henderson (19-2) vs. Anthony Pettis (16-2) – Lightweight Title bout
Josh Barnett (32-6) vs. Frank Mir (16-7)
Chad Mendes (14-1) vs. Clay Guida (30-13)
Brandon Vera (12-6, 1NC) vs. Ben Rothwell (32-9)
Erik Koch (13-2) vs. Dustin Poirier (13-3)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Jamie Varner (21-7-1, 2NC) vs. Gleison Tibau (27-9)
Louis Gaudinot (6-2) vs. Tim Elliot (9-3-1)
Pascal Krauss (11-1) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (11-3-1)
Chico Camus (12-4) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (11-7)

Preliminary Card: (Facebook – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Soa Palelei (18-3) vs. Nikita Krylov (14-0)
Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta (5-2-1)
Jared Hamman (13-5) vs. Magnus Cedenblad (10-4)