Rory McDonald out of UFC 158, Johny Hendricks fights Carlos Condit

UFC fighter Johny Hendricks beats Josh Koschek on May 5, 2012
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Rory McDonald is forced out of the co-main event of UFC 158 through injury and is replaced by Johny Hendricks, who will now fight Carlos Condit in Montreal on March 16.

Canadian welterweight Rory McDonald has been forced out of a highly anticipated rematch with former interim champion Carlos Condit next month with an undisclosed injury.

McDonald was scheduled to take on Condit in the co-main event of UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16, but has picked up a problem in training and will not fight on the card.

Condit will now face leading contender Johny Hendricks, who has been moved from a bout with Jake Ellenberger and signed a contract to fight the 'Natural Born Killer' earlier today.

Ellenberger is still expected to fight at the Bell Centre, against a new opponent to be named later this week.

UFC 158 is headlined by a welterweight title fight between George St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.

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