Friday was not a good day for UFC 149 … or fighters named Thiago. Shortly after is was revealed a bad back forced Thiago Silva out of the July 21st event, MMAWeekly reports welterweight Thiago Alves (Pictured) will now have to bow out of the show with an undisclosed injury.
Alves was slated to face Siyar Bahadurzada inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The organization is currently scouring its roster for a suitable replacement.
Bahadurzada made quite the splash in his big league debut at “UFC on FUEL TV 2″ by putting Paulo Thiago to sleep in just 42 seconds. The ‘Knockout of the Night’ performance marked the welterweight’s seventh consecutive victory.
Alves was originally scheduled to face Yoshihiro Akiyama in the event, but “Sexyama” withdrew with an injury. The “Pitbull” was looking to rebound from a disappointing submission loss to Martin Kampmann.
Here is the card’s dwindling roster:
Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh
Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen
Claude Patrick vs. James Head
Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
George Roop vs. Antonio Carvalho
Court McGee vs. Nick Ring
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. TBD
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. TBD
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo
Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)