Almeida out against Horwich, Miller in

Written by Tom Ngo
October 6th, 2008

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Ricardo Almeida will be pulling out of his bout against former IFL middleweight champion Matt Horwich due to an undisclosed injury. The two were initially slated to battle at UFC 90 on October 25th in Rosemont, Illinois.  Dan Miller will now be taking Almeida’s spot to face Horwich on the undercard bout.

Miller, who too was a fallout from the IFL, will be making his second Octagon appearance since signing with the UFC a few months back. He made an impressive debut in September when he submitted MMA veteran Rob Kimmons via rear naked choke in the 1stRound at Fight Night 15.

Horwich will be taking his 7-4 record into the Octagon for the very first time. The Team Quest trained fighter was the IFL’s first-ever middleweight champion, however he was only able to hold onto the title for about a month.

MMAWeekly.com was the first to report that both fighters have agreed to the fight, and that contracts should be signed by the end of the week.

UFC 90 will be headlined by current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant Patrick Cote. The co-main event will be the all-important welterweight match up between Diego Sanchez and Thiago Silva. The winner of that bout is sure to be next in line to challange for the 170-pound title.

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