Augusto Mendes injured, Kyle Bochniak steps up against Charles Rosa

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.



Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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