Chris Clements will compete at UFC 186 on one month’s notice. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A broken foot has forced Claudio Henrique da Silva to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 186 scrap with Nordine Taleb.
As a result, Chris Clements will face Taleb on short notice on April 25. The UFC announced the revision to the welterweight bout on Tuesday. UFC 186 takes place at the Bell Centre in Montreal and is headlined by a bantamweight title rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao.
The 39-year-old Clements competed just once in 2014, scoring a first-round technical knockout against Vik Grujic at UFC Fight Night “Rockhold vs. Bisping” on Nov. 7. Eleven of “The Menace’s” 12 career professional triumphs have come by way of knockout or technical knockout.
Taleb, meanwhile, was successful in his first two Octagon forays last year, outpointing Grujic at UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Kennedy before capturing a split verdict against Jingliang Li at UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Saffiedine.”