Chris Wade has pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 74 bout against Olivier Aubin-Mercier due to undisclosed reasons and stepping up to replace Wade on the August 23 card is Tony Sims.
UFC officials announced the change on Wednesday.
UFC Fight Night 74 will come from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon on August 23 and will be headlined by a featherweight bout as Max Holloway meets Charles Oliveria.
Sims (12-2) won his UFC debut in June when he defeated Steve Montgomery by knockout. He is currently on a four fight winning streak and all of his wins have come by stoppage. Aubin-Mercier (6-1) has won back to back fights since losing to Chad Laprise in The Ultimate Fighter Nations welterweight final. His most recent win came in April as he submitted David Michaud.
The current UFC Fight Night 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira fight card lineup is below.
Main Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Max Holloway (13-3) vs. Charles Oliveira (20-4)
Rick Story (18-8) vs. Erick Silva (18-5 1NC)
Patrick Cote (21-9) vs. Josh Burkman (28-12)
Chad Laprise (11-0) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (17-4)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (6-1) vs. Tony Sims (12-2)
Maryna Moroz (6-0) vs. Valerie Letourneau (7-3)
Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Sean O’Connell (16-6) vs. Misha Cirkunov (9-2)
Yves Jabouin (20-10) vs. Felipe Arantes (16-7-1, 2NC)
Nikita Krylov (18-4) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (13-2-1)
Sam Stout (21-11-1) vs. Frankie Perez (9-2)
Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Chris Kelades (8-2) vs. Chris Beal (10-1)
Shane Campbell (11-3) vs. Elias Silverio (11-1)