As reported on Fighters.com, Charles Oliveira was injured and forced out of his UFC 166 bout with Jeremy Larsen. The UFC announced they were doing some work behind the scenes on the bout, and they were looking to make an announcement on a replacement for Oliveira. Officials confirmed today that the UFC has signed Andre Fili, and he will make his UFC debut in Texas when he takes on Larsen. Fili, who is 12-1 as a professional, is coming into the UFC on an eight fight winning streak. He last fought in May where he picked up a third round TKO over Adrian Diaz.
UFC 166: Velasquez Vs Dos Santos III takes place on October 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event will be the trilogy fight between current Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos. In the co main event, Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier will be taking on Roy Nelson.
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