Multiple Changes Announced for UFC Fight Night in Brasilia on Sept. 24

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 12, 2016

Several bouts at UFC Fight Night “Cyborg vs. Lansberg” have undergone changes due to injuries, the promotion’s Brazilian branch announced Friday.

Erick Silva will now lock horns with Luan Chagas in a welterweight bout. Silva was originally slated to face Brandon Thatch, who pulled out of the contest with a hand injury. Chagas’ opponent, Shinsho Anzai, suffered a back injury and had to withdraw as well.

Meanwhile, Godofredo Castro will step in and face Mike de la Torre in a bantamweight tilt after Renato Carneiro suffered an undisclosed ailment during training. Finally, Joaquim Silva has been forced out of a lightweight matchup with Gregor Gillespie due to a knee injury. He will be replaced by Glaico Franca in the contest.

UFC Fight Night takes place at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 24 and is headlined by a 140-pound catch-weight bout pitting Cristiane Justino against Lina Lansberg. In the co-main event, Renan Barao meets Phillipe Nover at 145 pounds.


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