Thales Leites will be stepping in for Travis Lutter to face Ryan Jensen at UFC 74 according to multiple reports. Lutter was forced to withdraw from the bout yesterday after aggravating an injury in his neck.
Leites is a Brazilian mixed martial artist with an 11-1 MMA record. After fighting successfully in a number of other MMA promotions since making his debut in late-2003 Leites move to the UFC last year to face Martin Kampmann. Leites was handed the first loss of his career by the promising Kampmann by unanimous decision. Following the loss Leites defeated Pete Sell by unanimous decision at UFC 69. He last fought in June on the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 5 defeating UFC newcomer Floyd Sword by submission in the first round.