Glover Texieria replaces Shogun against Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night Tampa Damon Martin of FOX Sports reported on Wednesday that an injury has forced Mauricio”Shogun” Rua off UFC Fight Night Tampa.
Fellow Brazillian Glover Teixeira has be tabbed as the substitute for face Rashad Evans. Teixeira (24-4) is coming off back to back victories over Ovince St-Preux and Patrick Cummins. The 36-year old was supposed to fight Evans in UFC Fight Night 61 in February 2015, but he pulled from the struggle due to a knee injury. Evans (19-4-1) returned into the octagon after two-year layoff and was on the wrong end of a conclusion against Ryan Bader at UFC 192. Additionally according to Combate, welterweights Omari Akhmedov and Elizeu Zaleski would be the most recent addition to the event. Akhmedov (15-3) heads to this matchup off a knockout loss to Sergio Moraes in December. The setback snapped his two-fight win streak. Zaleski (14-5) is coming off a split decision loss to Nicolas Dalby via split decision last May. UFC Fight Night Tampa occurs April 16th in the Amalie Arena. Here is an updated look at the card. Main Card: (FOX-8pm ET) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Rashad Evans vs. Glover Texieria Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Tecia Torres vs. Rose Namajunas Preliminary Card(FOX-6pm ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski Ruslan Magomedov from UFC Fight Night 86 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga. Derek Lewis potential replacement UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov announced on Twitter he is injured and from his struggle with Gabriel Gonzaga.
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