Joe Condon (top) will make his WSOF debut Saturday on short notice. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Brian Cobb has been forced to withdraw from his World Series of Fighting 17 co-headlining bout against Jonathan Nunez after injuring his knee on a treadmill.
Sherdog.com confirmed the news following an initial report from MMAFighting.com . Joe Condon, who was originally slated to face Jimmy Spicuzza on the evening’s preliminary card, will take Cobb’s spot opposite Nunez, according to a WSOF official. WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdel Aziz was in the process of searching for a replacement opponent for Spicuzza prior to Friday’s weigh-ins.
WSOF 17 takes place at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night and is headlined by a welterweight clash pitting Jake Shields against Brian Foster. The main card airs on the NBC Sports Network.
Condon has fought primarily under the King of the Cage banner the past couple years and is coming off a five-round unanimous decision defeat to Joshua Aveles at KOTC “Slugfest” on June 5. Nunez, meanwhile, is unbeaten in five pro appearances, including a split-decision victory over Ozzy Dugulubgov in his most recent outing at WSOF 9.
A veteran of 28 professional bouts, Cobb hasn’t competed since he lost to Justin Gaethje via third-round technical knockout at WSOF 3 on June 14, 2013.