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Glover Teixeira Injured, Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva Shifted to UFC Fight Night 61 Main Event


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The last we heard, UFC light-heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira was going to headline UFC Fight Night 61 (February 22nd; Porto Alegre, Brazil) against former champ Rashad Evans, despite the fact that Teixeira hadn’t been medically cleared to resume training. Well, that’s not going to happen after all.

Teixeira’s manager Ed Soares told MMAFighting.com today that Teixeira “tweaked a knee injury that he suffered in his October fight against Phil Davis and now requires six weeks of physical therapy.” The UFC is working on a new fight for Evans, although the date of that fight is yet unknown.

In the meantime, the UFC has decided to pull the Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva fight that was scheduled for UFC 184 on February 28th, and set it as the new main event of UFC Fight Night 61 six days earlier. UFC Fight Night 61 will still be co-headlined by Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson, but the way the UFC injury bug has been knocking off main events and co-mains lately, nothing in this life is guaranteed. The current UFC Fight Night 61 lineup is…

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva
Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson
Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland
Wendell Oliveira vs. T.J. Waldburger
Rustam Khabilov vs. Adriano Martins
Sam Alvey vs. Cezar Ferreira
Iuri Alcantara vs. Frankie Saenz
Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario
Jessica Andrade vs. Marion Reneau
Cody Gibson vs. Douglas Silva

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