David Mitchell awarded show money after Hyun Gyu Lim pulled from UFC on FUEL TV 6
by John Morgan on Nov 08, 2012 at 9:35 pm ET
Looking to fight for the first time in 15 months, David Mitchell (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has instead been reduced to a tourist.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that Mitchell’s planned opponent, Hyun Gu Lim (10-3-1- MMA, 0-0 UFC), has been pulled from tomorrow’s UFC on FUEL TV 6 event and his fight with “Daudi” has been scratched.
According to sources close to the fighter, UFC doctors nixed the bout. While an exact reason for the scratch wasn’t given, additional sources suggested complications during Lim’s weight cut were responsible for the move.
The fight card will now proceed with nine fights, and Mitchell will be paid his show money.
Mitchell likely was getting a final shot at a first UFC win. After opening his career with a perfect 11-0 mark, the former Tachi Palace Fights champ signed with the UFC and promptly suffered back-to-back octagon losses to T.J. Waldburger and Paulo Thiago, though his most recent appearance came back in August 2011.
Lim, meanwhile, has posted five consecutive wins (all via first-round stoppage) while competing in Guam, which followed some M-1 appearances. The South Korean was expected to make his UFC debut after posting nine stoppages in 10 career wins.
With the late change, the UFC on FUEL TV 6 lineup now includes:
•Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
•Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva
•Dong Hyum Kim vs. Paulo Thiago
•Mac Danzig vs. Takanori Gomi
•Jon Tuck vs. Tiequan Zhang
•Jeff Hougland vs. Takeya Mizugaki