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Chris Leben agrees to replace Wanderlei Silva in the Akiyama fight.


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Chris Leben agrees to replace injured Wanderlei Silva in UFC 116 co-main event


Fresh off a dominant win at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, Chris Leben (20-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) has agreed to replace injured Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) and fight Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in the co-headliner of next week's UFC 116 event.


A source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com) Leben has agreed to the bout and is expected to sign shortly.


Leben scored a second-round TKO of Aaron Simpson on Saturday, and if signed, his fight with Akiyama will take place after a mere 12-day layoff. ...Read more...

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