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UFC Fight Night 61: Glover Teixeira injured, Frank Mir vs. Bigfoot Silva takes over as Feb. 22 main event

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Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

I see the injury bug is finally back from his holiday break.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight slugger Glover Teixeira has been injured and forced to withdraw from his Rashad Evans fight, scheduled for UFC Fight Night 61 on Feb. 22, 2015 inside Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

MMA Fighting brought word of the line up change on Wednesday.

With just over a month until fight night, "Suga" will bow out of the FOX Sports 1 event and await further orders. In the meantime, the previously-announced heavyweight showdown pitting Antonio Silva against Frank Mir, originally booked for UFC 184 on Feb. 22 in Los Angeles, Calif., will take over as event headliner.

While it's no picnic for Teixeira, who needs six weeks to rehab a bum knee, it has to be super-frustrating for Evans, who hasn't competed since late 2013 after battling knee problems of his own. No word yet if he'll remain attached to the Brazilian, or if the promotion will seek a new opponent.

Stay tuned.