UFC 138 loses Hathaway, Thompson

Injuries have forced welterweight John Hathaway and heavyweight Oli Thompson off UFC 138, which is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Birmingham, England.

The announcement was made Monday on UFC’s website. The nature of the injuries suffered by Hathaway and Thompson was not disclosed.

Hathaway is a native of Brighton Sussex, England. He was set to face Matt Brown.

With Hathaway unable to compete, Brown will instead face Seth Baczynski on Nov. 19 at UFC 139 in San Jose, Calif.

The man Thompson was scheduled to fight, Philip De Fries, has verbally agreed to face Rob Broughton on the UFC 138 preliminary card. De Fries and Broughton are both natives of England.