Two new fights have been added to the upcoming UFC 171 card in
Dallas with Thiago Silva meeting former Strikeforce fighter Ovince
St-Preux while Ultimate Fighter cast mates Bubba McDaniel and Tor
Troeng meet in a middleweight bout.
First up is the light heavyweight showdown between Silva and
St-Preux, which is a rescheduled bout after the two competitors
were first linked to the UFC Fight Night card in Atlanta on Jan 15.
Just after the announcement for the fight was made, Silva dropped
out of the bout for undisclosed reasons.
Whatever caused the delay, Atlanta’s loss is Dallas’ gain
because now Silva and St-Preux — both two fight win streaks
in the UFC — will face off at UFC 171 instead.
Also added to the card is a middleweight bout between two former
Ultimate Fighter season 17 cast members with Bubba McDaniel taking
on Tor Troeng on the undercard.
McDaniel is coming back from his first UFC loss as he fell to
defeat to Brad Tavares in September while Troeng looks to get back
to his winning ways after losing to Rafael Natal in a barnburner of
a fight from September.
The final bout and card order for UFC 171 is still being put
together by matchmakers following the announcement of the main
event pitting UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones against