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Thiago Tavares vs. Pat Audinwood at UFC 119 with Aaron Riley Out

Thiago Tavares will replace fellow lightweight Aaron Riley and will meet undefeated newcomer Pat Audinwood at “UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop” on September 25 in Indianapolis.

Tavares (14-3-1), whose fight against Willamy Freire was scrapped from UFC on Versus 2 on Aug. 1, has fought just twice in the past two years, topping Manny Gamburyan in Jan. 2009 to bounce back from a two-fight losing streak before fighting to a draw against Nik Lentz in January.

Audinwood (9-0-1) has won four-straight since fighting to a draw in mid-2008, most recently scoring a unanimous decision win at a May M-1 event.

The UFC 119 fight card is headlined by Frank Mir vs. Mirko Cro Cop and also features Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader and Chris Lytle vs. Matt Serra.

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