After the heavyweight matchup between Cain Velasquez and Mustapha Al-Turk apparently fell through due to injury, it now looks like the Cage Rage heavyweight champion Mustapha Al-Turk already has a new fight in the works. Mustapha Al-Turk is expected to take on French kickboxer Cheick Kongo at UFC 92 on December 27th in Las Vegas.
“We got word from Joe Silva that Velazquez has pulled out due to injury and will be undergoing knee surgery to fix it. It’s a shame as we had a strategy in place and we were all set to go.”
“We were offered Kongo by Joe and we accepted the fight. We were just waiting for Kongo to get his signed bout agreement back before we could confirm it….Everything else is the same. Mus will be fighting on the main card, on pay-per-view. It’s a good fight.”
The annual UFC New Years Eve show is expected to be headlined by TUF 8 coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir and a possible light heavyweight title fight between Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans.