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Mohr replaces Braga at UFN 9 against Pellegrino, finalizescard -- UPDATE

With UFC Fight Night 9 less than five days away, the last-minute replacement for lightweight Kurt Pellegrino (9-2) has been announced, finalizing a fight card that has been marred by injuries.

Nate Mohr (6-3), according to, will fill-in for Wander Braga (10-0), who was unable to secure a work visa from his native country, Brazil, in time for the bout.

Here's a snip from Pellegrino on the situation:

"I'm disappointed, I was really looking forward to fighting Wander Braga, and I'm sure he was looking forward to fighting me too. I was doing a lot of stand-up for this fight and so I'm not really going to go off my gameplan at all. I'm going to keep this fight standing. I know this kid's a real good kickboxer, but I'm not really too worried about it, because I train with Hermes [Franca] and he hits like a Mac truck and kicks like a freight train, so I'm pretty much covered there."

I'm not familiar with Mohr at all. However, this will be without question, his first UFC fight, and most likely his biggest challenge to date.

Pellegrino is a tough dude, training with Hermes Franca and the rest of the fighters in the Florida-based camp called The Armory.Mohr will certainly have his work cut out for him

Frank Mir, Jeff Joslin, Anthony Torres and Hector Ramirez are the other scratches for the event, which will air on Spike television this Thursday, April 5, from The Pearl in Las Vegas, Nevada, preceding the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) at 10 p.m.

To see the complete UFC Fight Night 9 fight card click here.