The injury bug has stung Sept. 5’s UFC 191.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced late Wednesday night that Team Alpha Male featherweight Andre Fili has been forced off the card due to an undisclosed injury, and will be replaced by Tiago dos Santos e Silva. The Brazilian will tangle with Clay Collard at the event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Silva, 19-5-2 (1 NC), is 1-1 in the UFC with a unanimous decision win against Akbarh Arreola and a knockout loss at the hands of Mike de la Torre. Collard, 14-6 (1 NC) is 1-2 in the Octagon, with a clear-cut judges nod versus Alex White and defeats against Max Holloway and Gabriel Benitez.
UFC 191 will be headlined by a rematch of ultra-fast flyweights as champion Demetrious Johnson puts his title on the line against John Dodson.