An undisclosed injury has forced Thiago Alves out of his UFC Fight Night 49 shootout against Jordan Mein. No need to fear, Brandon Thatch (pictured) is here.
UFC officials announced the switcheroo Wednesday.
The August 23 event takes place inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Thatch will be riding a 10-fight winning streak into the tango. “Rukus” has made quite the commotion since joining the UFC, finishing off both his opponents in devastating fashion.
Mein bounced back from a devastating TKO loss to Matt Brown by taking a split decision against Hernani Perpetuo at UFC on FOX 11.
No word on whether the card will be made available for live viewing on UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or some combination of the three.
Here is the show’s updated lineup:
Mirsad Bektic vs. Ernest Chavez
Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly
Tim Elliott vs. Wilson Reis
Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont
Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle
Brandon Thatch vs. Jordan Mein
Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos