The UFC intends to move a fight between Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares from UFC 150 to UFC 151. While originally planned for the undercard of UFC 150, it is unclear where the bout will take place at UFC 151. MMAJunkie first reported the news citing sources familiar with the situation.
Hallman and Tavares were both supposed to face Tony Ferguson at UFC on Fox 3, with Tavares replacing an injured Hallman, but both were forced out with injuries. The bout will be Hallman’s official debut at lightweight after missing the 156-pound cutoff at UFC 140.
UFC 151 takes place September 1 live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a light-heavyweight championship fight between former Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson and UFC champion Jon Jones.
Current UFC 151 Fight Card
- Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Jon Jones (c) vs. Dan Henderson
- Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson
- Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland
- Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares*
- Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin