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UFC 172: Yancy Medeiros Moved To Main Card, Faces Jim Miller

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With just a few days to spare, the UFC has been forced to repair damages done to UFC 172.

Set for this Saturday from Baltimore, the card has been hit by the injury bug, as Bobby Green was forced out of a planned lightweight scrap with Jim Miller. The promotion confirmed previous reports that Yancy Medeiros will move from a prelim fight with Joe Ellenberger and meet Miller on the pay-per-view main card now.

Medeiros (9-1) is winless since a 2010 knockout victory over Gareth Joseph in Strikeforce. He lost his UFC debut to Rustam Khabilov after an injury last year, and his win over Yves Edwards in November was reversed to a no-contest after a failed post-fight drug test.

As for Ellenberger, he is expected to remain on the card alongside his brother, facing the returning Vagner Rocha. Rocha (11-3) went 1-2 in his previous run with the company before being released. He has won his last four fights.

Green offered an explanation for his decision to exit the fight with Miller, posting a picture of his damaged ankle on Twitter.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET))

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Glover Teixeira

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson

Middleweight: Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Yancy Medeiros

Featherweight: Andre Fili vs. Max Holloway

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Tim Elliott

Lightweight: Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi

Female Bantamweight: Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia

Lightweight: Joe Ellenberger vs. Vagner Rocha

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs. Charlie Brenneman

Bantamweight: Chris Beal vs. Patrick Williams

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