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Aurelio Replcaces Injured Tibau Against Franca At UFC 90

Marcus AurelioGleison Tibau has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Hermes Franca at UFC 90 due to a shoulder injury.

Marcus Aurelio has now been booked to take on Franca at the October 25th event in Chicago.

Sherdog today reported the injury and replacement.

Aurelio (16-6) was defeated in his most-recent bout by Tyson Griffin via unanimous decision at UFC 86 in July. He had previously posted back-to-back UFC wins over Luke Caudillo and Ryan Roberts.

Franca (18-7) has lost two-straight UFC bouts to Sean Sherk and, most-recently at UFC Fight Night 14 in July, Frank Edgar. Prior to the back-to-back losses Franca had won eight-straight bouts including victories over Jamie Varner, Nate Diaz, and Spencer Fisher.

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