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UFC 138: Paul Taylor vs Anthony Njokuani canceled, Anthony Perosh vs Cyrille Diabate promoted to main card

Man down!

The UFC 138 fight card and line-up for "Leben vs. Munoz" just got a last-minute facelift following an injury to Paul Taylor, who was scheduled to meet on the televised card this Saturday (Nov. 5) at the LG Arena from the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.


Following a minor car accident Monday night in which he was rear-ended at a red light and suffered whiplash, lightweight Paul Taylor has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 138 bout with Anthony Njokuani. Due to the late nature of this card change, the bout will not be replaced, and the light heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh and Cyrille Diabate will move to the main card.

Here is a look at the reworked UFC 138 fight card and line-up:

Main event:

185 lbs.: Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz

Main card (Spike TV):

170 lbs.: Papy Abedi vs. Thiago Alves
205 lbs.: Cyrille Diabate vs. Anthony Perosh
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Brad Pickett
155 lbs.: Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto

Preliminary card (May not be broadcast):

145 lbs.: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young
135 lbs.: Chris Cariaso vs. Vaughan Lee
265 lbs.: Rob Broughton vs. Philip De Fries
170 lbs.: Chris Cope vs. Che Mills
170 lbs.: Justin Edwards vs. John Maguire

For more UFC 138 news and notes click here.

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