- Check Kongo was supposed to fight Roy Nelson, but Check hurt his back.
- Alessio Sakara was set to fight Nate Marquadt, but pulled out do to the death of his father.
- Wanderlei Silva had to withdraw from his fight due to cracked ribs. Chris Leban is stepping up just a couple weeks after his last fight and will fight Akiyama.
I'm looking forward to the title fight, and seeing Kendall fight. I'm also curious to see how Brendan is improving. I was really looking forward to Nelson/Congo and seeing Wanderlei fight as well.