Report: Stann Injured; Cantwell Rematch Off

Brian Stann. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann has reportedly suffered an undisclosed foot injury and has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled rematch against Steve Cantwell at UFC Fight Night 16 on December 10 according to Five Ounces of Pain.

A timetable for Stann’s return from the injury is unknown at this time. No opponents have mentioned as potential replacements to face Cantwell at the event. Both Stann and Cantwell were moved to the UFC just days after the WEC announced that it would be dissolving it’s light heavyweight and middleweight classes before the end of the year.

The two have fought twice before. Cantwell stopped Stann with strikes in the second round of their championship bout on August 3. The fight was Stann’s first title defense. He had won the belt after defeating longtime champion Doug Marshall in March. Stann was victorious against Cantwell in their first meeting, scoring a first-round TKO in just 41 seconds last year.


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