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Report: Mike Swick Injured And Off UFC 103, Paul Daley Replaces Him To Fight Martin Kampmann

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From The Sun:

MIKE SWICK is OUT of UFC 103 following a training accident suffered while sparring against Josh Koscheck.

Kos swept the American — nicknamed 'Quick' — causing him to land on his head.

His injuries are not serious but we can reveal he will be unable to face Martin Kampmann on September 19.

Instead, rising British star Paul 'Semtex' Daley will step in to face the Dutchman on the televised card of the showpiece event, which airs live on ESPN.

Daley — who will be making his Octagon debut — told SunSport: "I got the call and I accepted. I came to the UFC to fight the best, and that's what I am going to do.

"Kampmann is on a roll with the UFC, but I will roll over him. Semtex is going to explode onto the UFC's welterweight scene at UFC 103."

That's too bad for Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann.  However, props to Semtex for taking this fight on short notice. A  win over Martin Kampmann would fast track him up the welterweight ladder.  Kampmann is well rounded though and will pose a stiff challenge for the Britain.  The televised fight card now looks like this:

  • Vitor Belfort v. Rich Franklin
  • Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic v. Junior dos Santos
  • Martin Kampmann v. Paul Daley
  • Josh Koscheck v. Frank Trigg
  • Tyson Griffin v. Hermes Franca