Tim Means returns to UFC, replaces William Macario at UFC Fight Night 40 against Neil Magny

William Macario has pulled out of his fight against Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40 due to unknown reasons and replacing him in the bout will be Tim Means.

Jason Floyd - The MMA Report
Jason Floyd – The MMA Report

The fight change was announced by the UFC on Thursday afternoon.

UFC Fight Night 40 takes place from the U.S. Bank Arena on May 10th and will be headlined by a welterweight bout as Matt Brown meets Erick Silva.

Means (20-5-1) is returning to the UFC after winning back to back fights in Legacy FC as a welterweight. Both of those victories came by TKO/KO and his most recent win came in January against Artenas Young.

Magny (9-3) was a member of Team Carwin during TUF 16 and won his official UFC debut against Jon Manley. After losing back to back fights, he scored his second UFC victory as he defeated Gasan Umalatov by unanimous decision at UFC 169.

The current UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva card is below.

Main Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Matt Brown (18-11) vs. Erick Silva (16-4, 1NC)
Lorenz Larkin (14-2, 1NC vs. Costas Philippou (12-4, 1NC)
Erik Koch (14-3) vs. Daron Cruickshank (14-4)
Neil Magny (9-3) vs. Tim Means (20-5-1)
Soa Palelei (20-3) vs. Ruan Potts (8-1)
Chris Cariaso (16-5) vs. Louis Smolka (7-0)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Ed Herman (21-10, 1NC) vs. Rafael Natal (17-5-1)
Kyoji Horiguchi (12-1) vs. Darrell Montague (13-3)
Yan Cabral (11-0) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (21-4-1)
Eddie Wineland (21-9-1) vs. Johnny Eduardo (26-9)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT_
Nik Lentz (24-6-2, 1NC) vs. Manny Gamburyan (13-8)
Ben Wall (7-1-1) vs. Justin Salas (11-5)
Albert Tumenov (12-2) vs. Anthony Lapsley (22-6, 1NC)