Reza Madadi has agreed to step in on short notice to replace an injured Mairbek Taisumov against Joaquin Silva at UFC Fight Night 109.
Madadi (14-5-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last six UFC fights, with his last bout being a loss to Joseph Duffy at UFC Fight Night 107. Madadi also spent a good portion of his career in Superior Challenge MMA, where he defeated UFC veterans Rich Clementie, Junie Browning and Carlo Prater. Madadi is competing for the second time in 2017, which is the first time he has fought twice in a calendar year since 2012.
Silva (9-0-0) has already earned two victories under the UFC banner, defeating both Nazareno Malegarie and Andrew Holbrook. Silva has also seen eight of his nine wins come by way of first round finish, with the Brazilians UFC debut at UFC 191 being the lone fight to leave the first round. Silva competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, making it to the semi-finals before losing to Glaico Franca by submission.
UFC Fight Night 109 takes place on Sunday, May 28 from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden with Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.