Semerzier, Johnson Out of UFC's Bayou Return

By Mike Whitman Aug 31, 2011
Mackens Semerzier is out of UFC Fight Night 25.| Photo: Dave Mandel

Both Mackens Semerzier and DaMarques Johnson have suffered injuries and will not compete at UFC Fight Night 25, the promotion announced Wednesday.

Semerzier had been slated to face Mike Lullo, while Johnson was scheduled to meet Clay Harvison at the Sept. 17 event. Replacements for the injured competitors are expected to be announced shortly.

Going down at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, the event will be headlined by a welterweight scrap between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger. Also featured at “Battle on the Bayou” will be a middleweight confrontation between Court McGee and Dongi Yang, as well as a featherweight conflict pitting Jonathan Brookins against Erik Koch.

Known as “Mack da Menace,” Semerzier was a four-time WEC veteran before entering the UFC. The 30-year-old recently snapped a three-fight losing skid, posting a dominant win over Alex Caceres in his March UFC debut.

Like Semerzier, Johnson was last seen at UFC Fight Night 24 in March. However, things did not go as smoothly for “Darkness” as they did for the injured featherweight, as Johnson was battered by Amir Sadollah before submitting to strikes in the second round.
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