The UFC’s return to Brazil is down a fight as a bout between Hacran Dias and Rodrigo Damm has been removed from the lineup for UFC Fight Night 29. Damm was reportedly knocked off the card due to issues related to kidney stones. UFC officials confirmed the change following an initial report by Combate.
The October 9 card will headlined by a five round welterweight battle between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. The action stays in the welterweight division in the co-main event as Dong Hyun Kim meets Erick Silva. The 11-bout fight will take place almost entirely on FOX Sports 1, with one preliminary bout on Facebook.