An infection has forced middleweight Dan Miller to withdraw from his scheduled matchup against CB Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 19 on September 16 in Oklahoma City. According to MMA Madness, which first reported the injury on Tuesday, newcomer Jay Silva has agreed to replace Miller and make his Octagon debut against Dollaway on less than two-weeks notice.
Silva (5-0) remained undefeated in August with a third-round knockout of Ray Lizama at a “Call to Arms” event. He has never gone the distance, scoring four knockouts and one submission in his five professional fights.
Dollaway (8-2), the runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter 7 who lost to Amir Sadollah at the June 2008 finale, bounced back with wins over Jesse Taylor and Mike Massenzio before losing to Tom Lawlor in July at UFC 100.
Silva-Dollaway is slated for the preliminary card of the Spike TV-televised event, which is co-headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard and Gray Maynard vs. Roger Huerta.
Pictured: Jay Silva