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UFC Fight Night 61: Mir-Bigfoot Moved Into Headline Role

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Due to an injury to Glover Teixeira, Frank Mir and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva have been rescheduled to UFC Fight Night 61 as the main event.

According to MMAFighting.com, Teixeira was injured in training and forced out of a planned headline fight with Rashad Evans. The card takes place February 22 from the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and airs on FOX Sports 1.

Mir and Silva were set to do battle later in February at UFC 184 as part of the pay-per-view main card.

A former heavyweight champion, Mir (16-9) is stuck in a four-fight losing skid that includes a recent loss to Alistair Overeem. Silva (18-6-1) is 0-2 with a no-contest in his last three overall.

Below is the current lineup for the night:

Heavyweight: Frank Mir vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson

Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Sam Alvey

Lightweight: Adriano Martins vs. Rustam Khabilov

Welterweight: Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario

Lightweight: Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley

Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland

Welterweight: Wendell Oliveira vs. TJ Waldburger

Bantamweight: Iuri Alcantara vs. Frankie Saenz

Featherweight: Tiago Trator vs. Mike de la Torre

Bantamweight: Douglas Silva vs. Cody Gibson

Female Bantamweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Marion Reneau

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