An undisclosed injury has forced Tim Elliott to pull out of his UFC Fight Night 49 bout against Wilson Reis and UFC newcomer Joby Sanchez will now meet Reis.
The injury and new fight booking was officially announced by the UFC on Thursday.
UFC Fight Night 49 will come from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 23rd and will be headlined by a lightweight bout as former champion Benson Henderson meets Rafael dos Anjos.
Sanchez (6-0) is coming off a TKO win at Tachi Palace Fights 20 against Antonio Banuelos and all of his professional wins have come by TKO/KO or submission. Two of his last three wins have come in the first round and he has only been to the third round one.
Reis (17-5) made his UFC debut last year and defeated Ivan Menjivar by unanimous decision at UFC 165. The victory over Menjivar was his fifth straight victory and his winning streak would be snapped in February as he lost a split decision to Iuri Alcantara at UFC Fight Night 36.
The current UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos fight card lineup is below.
Main Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Benson Henderson (21-3) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (21-7)
Jordan Mein (28-9) vs. Mike Pyle (26-9-1)
Francis Carmont (22-9) vs. Thales Leites (23-4)
Max Holloway (9-3) vs. Mirsad Bektic (8-0)
James Vick (5-0) vs. Walmir Lazaro (12-2)
Chas Skelly (11-1) vs. Tom Niinimaki (21-6-1)
Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 2 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Neil Magny (11-3) vs. Alex Garcia (12-1)
Wilson Reis (17-5) vs. Joby Sanchez (6-0)
Beneil Dariush (7-1) vs. Tony Martin (8-1)
Aaron Phillips (8-1) vs. Matt Hobar (8-2)
Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT)
Ben Saunders (16-6-3) vs. Chis Heatherly (8-1, 1NC)