UFC FN 49: Newcomer Joby Sanchez Replacing Tim Elliott
By FCF Staff
UFC Fight Night 49 has received another change, just over a week out from the August 23rd event, as the promotion has announced Tim Elliott has withdrawn due to injury.
Stepping in for the flyweight will be UFC newcomer Joby Sanchez, who will battle the veteran, Wilson Reis.
Sanchez (6-0) is coming off a second round, stoppage win over UFC vet Antonio Banuelos, which took place at Tachi Palace Fights 20 in April.
Reis (17-5), meanwhile, will be looking to rebound from a split decision loss he incurred versus Iuri Alcantara at a UFC Fight Night card in February.
UFC FN 49 will be hosted by Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BOK Center, and will feature former lightweight champ Benson Henderson versus Rafael dos Anjos in the headliner.