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Matt Brown tapped to replace Matt Riddle at UFC 91

With just two weeks to go before its UFC 91 event on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas, UFC officials were able to secure an injury replacement for Matt Riddle, who was forced to pull out his his welterweight matchup vs. Ryan Thomas due to an injury sustained while in training.

Replacing Riddle is Matt Brown, who like Riddle is also a veteran from the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter reality television series.

The news is according to a report by the Wrestling Observer.

Brown, a member of Team Jorge Gurgel, made his UFC debut during the live season finale for TUF 7 on June 21. Facing TUF 6 alum Matt Arroyo, Brown won via TKO at 3:40 of round 2. He returned to the Octagon this past September at UFC 88, where he lost a split decision to Dong Hyun Kim.

UFC 91 is scheduled to be headlined by Randy Couture defending the UFC heavyweight title vs. Brock Lesnar. Kenny Florian is also scheduled to face Joe Stevenson in a battle of lightweights.