Injuries force Silva and Alves out of UFC 149

By Kat

Injury forced Thiago Silva from UFC 149

Tickets to UFC 149 sold out within minutes of their release, but the fight card continued its changing ways as injuries forced both light-heavyweight Thiago Silva and welterweight Thiago Alves to withdraw from UFC 149. Silva was originally set to fact Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, while Alves was supposed to fight Siyar Bahadurzada.

Replacements haven’t yet been named, but Glover Teixeira is reportedly favored by UFC President Dana White to replace Thiago Silva against Mauricio Rua.

Who would you like to see replace Silva and Alves for UFC 149?

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