When Rafael Natal was moved to the Fight For The Troops event to fight Tim Kennedy in place of Lyoto Machida, this left Ed Herman without an opponent for UFC 167. The UFC went into scramble mode, and they have announce that former number one contender Thales Leites will step in to fight Herman. Leites returned to the UFC with a unanimous decision win over Tom Watson at UFC 163 in Brazil and is currently riding a four fight winning streak.
Fox Sports was the first to report the bout. UFC 167: St-Pierre Vs Hendricks takes place Saturday November 16 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre will take on number one contender Johny Hendricks for all the welterweight marbles. In the co main event, Light Heavyweights ‘Sugar’ Rashad Evans will take on Chael Sonnen.
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