Drwal's original opponent, Eric Schafer, was forced to withdraw due to a rib injury he suffered while training. Schafer is riding a four-fight win streak with UFC wins over Antonio Mendes and Houston Alexander in his last two fights.
The Ciesnolevicz vs. Drwal light-heavyweight tilt is likely to end up on the evening's un-aired preliminary portion of the card.
The Pat Miletich trained Ciesnolevicz (17-3), is in the midst of a four-fight win streak of his own, with his latest victory coming over Neil Grove at UFC 95. He was scheduled to fight Eliot Marshall last month's UFC 97 but he suffered an injury during training which forced him off the card.
Drwal, (15-2), is coming off of a first-round knockout win over Italian fighter Ivan Serati at UFC 93. Prior to his UFC 93 win, He suffered a defeat in his octagon debut against Thiago Silva at UFC 75. Drwal returns to the UFC after a three year of consistent injuries.