McFedries Steps in to Face Leites at UFC 90

Written by Tom Ngo
October 13th, 2008

After Goran Reljic announced late Sunday that he was forced to pull out of his bout against Thales Leites at UFC 90, the UFC wasted no time in finding his replacement. Veteran Drew McFedries has stepped up to take on Leites with less than two weeks notice. With the last minute change, the UFC has decided to move the Rich Clementi vs. Gray Maynard bout to the televised portion of the PPV, and move the Leites/McFedries bout out.

MMAJunkie.com confirmed the fight with sources close to McFedries.

McFedries holds a 7-4 professional record, however is only 3-3 inside the Octagon fences.

Leites has won five consecutive bouts, with his most recent coming in a controversial split decision victory over Nate Marquardt at UFC 85.

Here are the fighters Rumored to be competing on the October 25th card in Rosemont, Illinois:

Preliminary Bouts:

Josh Berkman vs. Pete Sell
Hermes Franca vs. Marcus Aurelio
Dan Miller vs. Matt Horwich
Thales Leites vs. Drew McFedries
Spencer Fisher vs. Shannon Gugerty

Main Bouts:

Rich Clementi vs. Gray Maynard
Tyson Griffin vs. Sean Sherk
Junior “Cigano” dos Santos vs. Fabricio Werdum
Diego Sanchez vs. Thiago Alves
Patrick Cote vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)

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