Silva vs OSP rebooked, McDaniel vs Troeng all added to UFC 171 in Dallas

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

Glover Teixeira.