Glover Texieria replaces Shogun against Rashad Evans in UFC Fight Night Tampa Damon Martin of FOX Sports reported Wednesday that an injury has forced Mauricio”Shogun” Rua Away UFC Fight Night Tampa.
Fellow Brazillian Glover Teixeira has be tabbed as the substitute for confront Rashad Evans. Teixeira (24-4) is coming off back to back victories over Ovince St-Preux and Patrick Cummins. The 36-year old was slated to combat Evans at UFC Fight Night 61 in February 2015, however he pulled from that struggle because of a knee injury. Evans (19-4-1) returned into the octagon following two-year layoff and ended up being on the incorrect end of a conclusion against Ryan Bader at UFC 192. Also based on Combate, welterweights Omari Akhmedov and Elizeu Zaleski are the latest addition to the event. Akhmedov (15-3) heads into this matchup off a knockout loss to Sergio Moraes in December. The setback snapped his two-fight win streak. Zaleski (14-5) is coming off a split decision loss to Nicolas Dalby via split decision last May. UFC Fight Night Tampa takes place April 16th from the Amalie Arena. Here’s an updated look in the card. Main Card: (FOX-8pm ET) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Rashad Evans vs. Glover Texieria Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Tecia Torres vs. Rose Namajunas Preliminary Card: (FOX-6pm ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski Ruslan Magomedov from UFC Fight Night 86 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga. Derek Lewis potential replacement UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov announced on Twitter he is injured and out of his struggle with Gabriel Gonzaga.