Evan Dunham out of TUF Nations Finale, Mark Bocek says he is fighting Mike De La Torre

A rib injury has forced Evan Dunham to pull out of his fight against Mark Bocek at next week’s Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale and replacing Dunham in the bout will be UFC newcomer Mike De La Torre. TUF Nations Finale

Bocek announced the new fight booking on Twitter, but the UFC has not officially announced the fight.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale takes place from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City on April 16th and will be headlined by a middleweight bout as Michael Bisping meets Tim Kennedy.

De La Torre (12-3) has won three in a row and six of his last seven. He trains out of the MMA Lab and eleven of his victories have come by knockout or submission. Bocek (11-5) made his debut in the UFC in 2007 and this will be his first fight since losing to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 154 in November of 2012. He was scheduled to return at UFC 165 in September against Michel Prazeres, but an injury forced him out of the fight.

The current TUF Nations Finale fight card is below.

Michael Bisping (24-5) vs. Tim Kennedy (17-4)
Patrick Cote (19-8) vs. Kyle Noke (20-6-1)
Elias Theodorou (8-0) vs. TBA – TUF Nations MW Final
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (4-0) vs. Chad Laprise (7-0) – TUF Nations WW Final
Dustin Poirier (15-3) vs. Akira Corassani (14-4-1)
Sam Stout (20-9-1) vs. K.J. Noons (12-7)
Mitch Gagnon (10-2) vs. Tim Gorman (8-2)
Mark Bocek (11-5) vs. Mark De La Torre (12-3)
Sarah Kaufman (16-2, 1NC) vs. TBD
Ryan Jimmo (18-3) vs. Sean O’Connell (15-4)
George Roop (14-11-1) vs. Dustin Kimura (12-1)