Charles Rosa has faced two opponent changes this week ahead of his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston.
Jimy Hettes (11-3) was originally scheduled to face Charles Rosa this weekend until he suffered an injury and was forced to pull out of the fight. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu star Augusto Mendes (5-0) stepped up in place of Jimy Hettes on 5 days notice. Shortly after signing his new UFC contract, Mendes injured his ribs and subsequently pulled out of the fight.
Kyle Bochniak (6-0) has accepted the bout with Rosa on 2 days notice making him the third opponent to be put in front of Rosa this week alone. Bochniak is undefeated in his 6 professional fights with 4 of his 6 wins coming by way of stoppage. His latest victory was a technical submission win over Taylor Trahan only about a week ago.
Interestingly enough, both Rosa and Bochniak are Boston natives and will fight each other in front of their home crowd.
UFC Fight Night 81 will be headlined by a highly anticipated bantamweight title fight between former UFC and WEC champion Dominick Cruz and current UFC champion TJ Dillashaw. The fights will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17.