Report: Leites to Replace Lutter at UFC 74

Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer is reporting that Thales Leites will replace an injured Travis Lutter as Ryan Jensen’s opponent at UFC 74 on August 25th.

Travis Lutter is off the 8/25 UFC show in Las Vegas due to a bulging disc in his neck. Ryan Jensen’s new opponent is Thales Leites.

Lutter announced yesterday that he had suffered a neck injury during a recent training session and decided that he wouldn’t be able to heal in time to fight.

Leites is currently riding a two-fight win streak with his most recent victory coming over Floyd Sword at The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale. Leites made his UFC debut at The Ultimate FIghter 4 Finale, dropping an unanimous decision to Martin Kampmann. Leites bounced back with a decision win over Pete Sell at UFC 69.


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