Chris Leben Replaces Wanderlei Silva At UFC 116

Chris Leben is set to make a remarkably quick return to the octagon just two weeks after defeating Aaron Simpson at last weekend’s TUF 11 finale.

As we reported earlier Wanderlei Silva has pulled out of his scheduled bout at UFC 116 with Yoshihiro Akiyama on July 3rd due to fracturing his ribs in training and the UFC have acted swiftly to secure former TUF season 1 competitor Leben to replace him.

Leben sustained no injuries in his fight on Saturday night, and his brawling stand-up style makes him a perfect replacement for the injured Silva.

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