Doo Ho Choi out, Aaron Phillips in against Sam Sicilia at UFC 173

Doo Ho Choi has pulled out of his fight against Sam Sicilia at UFC 173 on May 24th in Las Vegas and Sicilia will now meet UFC newcomer Aaron Phillips.UFC 173 Poster

The fight change was recently announced by the UFC.

UFC 173 will come from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 24th and will be headlined by Renan Barao defending the bantamweight title against T.J. Dillashaw.

Phillips (8-0) turned professional in 2011 and three of his victories have come in the first round. His most recent win came in February as he defeated Tyler Shinn by unanimous decision.

Sicilia (12-4) has lost three of his last four fights and he is coming off a submission defeat against Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 35. His only win in his last four fights came at UFC Fight Night 32 against Godofredo Pepey as he won by TKO in the first round.

The current UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw fight card is below.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Renan Barao (32-1, 1NC) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (9-2)
Daniel Cormier (13-0) vs. Dan Henderson (30-11)
Robbie Lawler (22-10, 1NC) vs. Jake Ellenberger (29-7)
Takeya Mizugaki (19-7-2) vs. Francisco Rivera (10-2, 1NC)
Jamie Varner (21-9-1 2NC) vs. James Krause (20-5)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Michael Chiesa (10-1) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (14-3)
Tony Ferguson (14-3) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (22-5-2)
Chris Holdsworth (5-0) vs. Chico Camus (14-4)
Al Iaquinta (8-2-1) vs. Mitch Clarke (10-2)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)
Anthony Njokunai (16-7, 1NC) vs. Vinc Pichel (8-1)
Sam Sicilia (12-4) vs. Aaron Phillips (8-0)
Jingliang Li (8-2) vs. David MichaudĀ (7-0)