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Willamy Freire Out of UFC Debut vs. Thiago Tavares at UFC on Versus 2

Willamy FreireA knee injury has forced lightweight Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire to withdraw from his scheduled UFC debut against Thiago Tavares at UFC on Versus 2 on August 1 in San Diego, Tatame reports.

With just over a week until the event, it is not yet known whether a replacement will be found to face Tavares on short notice.

The UFC on Versus 2 fight card is headlined by rising light heavyweight Jon Jones vs. veteran Vladimir Matyushenko and also includes Yushin Okami vs. Mark Munoz, John Howard vs. Jake Ellenberger, and Tyson Griffin vs. Takanori Gomi.

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