Jeff Monson's (24-8) previously broken hand has forced the heavyweight fighter out of this weekend's Adrenaline MMA main event fight with Mike Russow (9-1)
However, the organization was able to fight a late replacement with local ties. In Monson's place steps veteran Chicago-area fighter Jason Guida (17-15).
Adrenaline MMA, which hosts its first-ever show on Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena near Chicago, made the announcement today.
Monson, a former UFC heavyweight contender, injured his hand during a May 18 fight with Josh Barnett. The heavyweight tilt was part of the "Sengoku II" event in Japan. Unfortunately for the veteran fighter, the hand didn't heal as quickly as Monson expected.
Guida, a Chicago police officer and the older brother of UFC fighter Clay Guida (who will be in his corner), has averaged a fight nearly every six weeks during his five-year career. He'll go for his third consecutive victory -- and his eighth win in his past 11 fights.Link