Mukai Maromo out of WSOF 21 due to injury, Jose Rodriguez steps in to face Stephen Beaumont on the preliminary card

An undisclosed injury has forced Mukai Maromo to pull out of his WSOF 21 bout next week against Stephen Beaumont and stepping up to replace Maromo will be Jose Rodriguez.WSOF 21

The fight change was announced by the WSOF in a press release today and the new fight will be contested at a catchweight of 165 pounds.

WSOF 21 will take place on June 5 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and will be headlined by Lance Palmer defending the featherweight title against Chris Horodecki.

Rodriguez (7-3) will be making his WSOF debut and is 2-2 in his last four fights. His last fight came over a year ago as he lost a split decision against Derek Boyle at Rumble in the Cage 49. Beaumont (7-2) is also making his WSOF debut and has dropped two of his last three fights. This will be his first fight since 2013 and five of his seven wins have come by stoppage.

The current WSOF 21: Palmer vs. Horodecki fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (NBCSN – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Lance Palmer (9-1) vs. Chris Horodecki (21-5-1, 1NC)
Smealinho Rama (9-1) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (11-1, 1NC)
Michael Hill (7-3) vs. Mark Drummond (7-2)
Hakeem Dawodu (4-0) vs. Chuka Willis (4-0)

Preliminary Card: ( – 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT)
Stephen Beaumont (7-2) vs. Jose Rodriguez (7-3)
Victor Valimaki (18-9) vs. Thiago Goncalves (17-4)
Garret Nybakken (6-7) vs. Nick Hrabec (3-1)
Marcus Hicks (19-24) vs. Matt Baker (11-7)
Mike Scarcello (7-3-1) vs. Dan Lariviere (4-2)