In a late change in scheduling, Jimi Manuwa is out of his main event fight against Thiago Santos in Sao Paulo. Taking his place is Eryk Anders.
First reported by MMAJunkie.com, on Monday, it is unclear as to why Manuwa has been removed from the event as we await an official statement from the UFC.
Sources suggest that Manuwa tore his hamstring whilst out for a run but as yet, there has been nothing confirmed.
“The Poster Boy” Jimi Manuwa, took to social media to vent his frustration and stated that he and his team will be releasing a statement soon.
Santos who is moving up to the light heavyweight division having fought previously at 185lbs now takes on Eryk Anders who is no stranger to headlining in Brazil having lost via split decision to Lyoto Machida earlier this year.