UFC Fight Night 99 Gets New Co-Main Event Following James Krause Injury

The UFC Fight Night 99 main event has already been changed, and now the co-main event has been changed as well, with James Krause pulling out of the fight against Ross Pearson due to injury, Stevie Ray has agreed to step in on short notice to fight Pearson in the new co-main event.

Krause addressed his injury via a post on his Instagram:

It's with great disappointment and frustration that I make this post announcing that I'm forced to withdraw from my #UFCBelfast bout with Ross Pearson... again. Monday morning during wrestling practice I tore my hamstring for what the doctor says is a "high grade", substantial tear in 3 different spots to my hamstring. This is 2 camps in a row, and against Ross that I've had to withdraw from so my greatest apologies to him. This is not my norm and I pride myself on fighting any opposition that's been offered to me. That being said during these training camps I've made a lot of progress and am very excited to show my improvements whoever and whenever that time comes. Once again, my deepest apologies to @rosstherealdeal and the @ufc. I'll be back soon enough.

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Pearson (19-12-0-1NC) has won just one of his last four fights and this fight will be his fifth appearance of 2016.

Ray (19-6-0) has won three of four fights under the UFC banner and he is a former Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion.

UFC Fight Night 99 takes place on Saturday, November 19 from the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland with Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall headlining.

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