The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Matt Brown will step in as an injury replacement for Matt Riddle against Ryan Thomas at UFC 91.
With just two weeks to go before the event, Riddle, of TUF 7 fame, injured his knee and was forced withdraw. Sources close to the fighter have confirmed that Riddle will require surgery on the knee which will keep the young fighter out for the next six to eight weeks.
Brown, Riddle’s fellow TUF 7 alum, is coming off of a very good showing in a narrow decision loss to Dong Hyun Kim.
Below is a look at the updated UFC 91 fight card featuring the return of Randy Couture:
Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar
Kenny Florian vs. Joe Stevenson
Nick Catone vs. Amir Sadollah
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Josh Hendricks
Demian Maia vs. Nate Quarry
Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory
Jorge Gurgel vs. Aaron Riley
Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Mark Bocek vs. Alvin Robinson
Matthew Riddle vs. Ryan Thomas