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Thiago Tavares forced out of UFC 114 fight with Melvin Guillard due to injury -- Waylon Lowe tapped as replacement


Updating a previous report on that Thiago Tavares was forced to pull out of his UFC 114 bout with Melvin Guillard due to an elbow injury, MMA Weekly now confirms's report that Waylon Lowe has stepped in to face "The Young Assassin."

Guillard (23-8-2, 1 NC) has won four of his last five fights and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ronnys Torres at UFC 109: "Relentless" back in February. 

Melvin recently took to the tutelage of famed mixed martial trainer Greg Jackson for his last fight against Torres and looks to have turned the corner in what was a precarious couple years of his once promising career.

He will undoubtedly come into this match up as a heavy favorite against UFC newcomer Lowe.


Waylon Lowe will take an 8-2 professional mark into this contest with Guillard, having spent his entire career competing in smaller shows such as King of the Cage, Bellator, and Fightfest. 

He finished his last two opponents in the opening frame via strikes and is currently riding a six-fight win streak.

UFC 114 will run in conjunction with this year's Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and feature a 205-pound grudge match between former light heavyweight champions and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 coaches "Sugar" Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

Click here for complete coverage of UFC 114: "Rampage vs. Evans."

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