Hacran Dias out of UFC on FX 6 Bout with Chad Mendes

Kyle SymesCorrespondent IIIDecember 8, 2012


Highly touted Nova Uniao product Hacran Dias has been forced out of his scheduled fight against Chad Mendes.

MMA Junkie has the details surrounding the injury:

Dias suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his planned appearance.

The Brazillian made his UFC debut at UFC 147 and won a decision against Yuri Alcantara. The win at UFC 147 extended Dias' current winning streak to nine straight fights. He was originally scheduled to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil but was skipped over and signed to a contract.

Mendes, meanwhile, has been a staple in the division since crossing over from the WEC. He had won 11 consecutive fights en route to challenging Jose Aldo for a title shot at UFC 142. Mendes was defeated in the last seconds of the first round after Aldo landed a knee to the head.

The UFC has yet to make an official announcement, but there is word that the promotion is looking for a replacement for Mendes.

The UFC on FX 6 event takes place on Dec. 15 from the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. The event will be headlined by a clash of coaches from TUF: The Smashes, with Ross Pearson facing off against George Sotiropoulos. The final fights from the show are also expected to be featured on the card.