MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Jorge Masvidal replaces Claudio Silva and battles Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201

Jorge Masvidal replaces Claudio Silva and battles Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201 UFC officials announced Thursday that Jorge Masvidal will replace Claudio Silva against Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201. Masvidal (29-11) is coming off a split-decision loss to Lorenz Larkin at May’s UFC Fight Night 88 event, which was his second straight setback. Bahadurzada (22-6-1) heads into this matchup off a submission victory over Brandon Thatch at UFC 196 back in March. With the change to the card, UFC 201 now includes: Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Tyron Woodley – for welterweight title Demetrious Johnson (c)  vs. Wilson Reis – for flyweight title Cesar Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic Erik Perez vs. Francisco Rivera Damian Grabowski vs. Anthony Hamilton Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Rose Namajunas Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Jorge Masvidal Ian McCall vs. Justin Scoggins   Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu set for UFC Fight Night 91 Also announced by UFC officials on Thursday, a strawweight bout  between Cortney Casey and Cristina Stanciu has been added to UFC Fight Night 92. Casey (4-3 ) has gone winless in the UFC, suffering back-to-back fights against Joanne Calderwood and Seo Hee Ham. Stanciu (5-1 ) has also been shutout of a UFC victory. She lost via unanimous decision to Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night 86. UFC Fight Night 91 takes place July 13 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Here’s an updated look at the card. Michael Chiesa vs. Tony Ferguson John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson Alexey Oleinik vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya Ryan Hall vs. Alex White Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu    

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