UFC Fight Night 13: Marcus Aurelio vs. Ryan Roberts

The UFC has confirmed that Ryan Roberts (8-2) will replace the injured Spencer Fisher and take on Marcus Aurelio (15-5) at UFC Fight Night 13 , April 2 from the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

Roberts is coming off a two fight wining streak for the Victory Fighting Championships promotion. His most recent win came by way of unanimous decision to Joe Doherty back in February.

Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio whos currently training out of American Top Team, is best known for his battles in PRIDE against Takanori Gomi (twice 1-1) and Mitsuhiro Ishida. Since making the move to the UFC Aurelio lost to Clay Guida at UFC 74, but picked up his first win at UFC 78 by pounding out Luke Caudillo in the first round.

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UFC Fight Night 13 News: Fisher Out With Injury

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According to Sherdog, Spencer Fisher was forced to withdraw from his lightweight fight with Marcus Aurelio at UFC Fight Night 13, due to a shoulder injury he suffered in training.

In to replace Fisher is UFC newcomer Jim Miller (10-1) who’s only loss is to UFC contender Frank Edgar at Reality Fighting 14 in 2006.

Fishers Manager Monty Cox:

“Spencer is the kind of fighter who has fought plenty of fights with injuries and Marcus Aurelio is not the kind of fighter you want to fight at 80 percent….He was willing to fight but we decided it just was not a smart decision.”

UFC Fight Night 13 is to take place on April 2 from the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

UFC Fight Night 13 Extended To Three Hours

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According to MMAJunkie, a source close to the event [UFN 13] exclusively told them that the SpikeTV broadcast of UFN 13 will be extended from two hours to three on April 2. This rumor comes as good news for fight fans who want to see the undercard filled with fighters worthy of carrying a main event.

a source close to the event exclusively told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that April 2’s UFC Fight Night 13 event will, in fact, run three hours.

Main Card

Joe Lauzon vs. Kenny Florian
Tim Boetsch vs. Matt Hamill
Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin
Karo Parisyan vs. Thiago Alves
Nate Diaz vs. Kurt Pellegrino

Under Card

Gray Maynard Vs. Frank Edgar
Marcus Aurelio vs. Spencer Fisher
Josh Neer vs. Din Thomas
Anthony Johnson vs. Tommy Speer
Clay Guida vs. Samy Schiavo
Roman Mitichyan Vs. George Sotiropoulos