After Thiago Silva was abruptly forced off “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen,” the organization wasted no time in finding a replacement.
As MMAWeekly.com reported earlier, Silva was forced out of the UFC 117 fight against Tim Boetsch due to an injury. MMAScraps Radiio is now reporting that Todd “Bulldog” Brown has agreed to replace Silva on less than 11 days notice.
Multiple outlets have since confirmed the change.
Brown makes his UFC debut with an impressive 11-1 record overall. He was last seen posting a win over Rodney Sleepers this past November.
The bout between Boetsch and Brown will remain on the non-televised portion of the pay-per-view broadcast for UFC 117.