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Todd Duffee Hurt, Gilbert Yvel vs. Jon Madsen at UFC 121

Gilbert YvelWith Todd Duffee sidelined by an undisclosed injury, Gilbert Yvel will step in and face fellow heavyweight Jon Madsen at “UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez” on October 23 in Anaheim, California, according to The Las Vegas Sun.

Yvel is likely on his last shot in the UFC after suffering back-to-back losses to Junior dos Santos and most-recently Ben Rothwell at June’s UFC 115.

Since appearing on The Ultimate Fighter 10, Madsen (6-0) has improved to 6-0 with UFC wins over Justin Wren, Mostapha Al-Turk, and Karlos Vemola.

The UFC 121 fight card is headlined by heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez and also features Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann, Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago, and Tito Ortiz vs. Matt Hamill.

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