Urijah Faber has been completely removed from UFC Fight Night 62, as Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare have taken the main event billing.
Set for March 21 from Brazil, the card was expected to feature Faber vs. Raphael Assuncao. However, an ankle injury will keep Assuncao sidelined and unable to compete in March.
Maia (19-6) snapped a two-fight losing skid with a win last year over Alexander Yakovlev and is a former middleweight title contender. LaFlare (11-0) has won all four of his Octagon bouts, including a win over John Howard.
Below is the current lineup:
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare
Lightweight: Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Burns
Welterweight: Ben Saunders vs. Erick Silva
Lightweight: Matt Wiman vs. Leonardo Santos
Lightweight: Cain Carrizosa vs. Leonardo Mafra
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva
Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Akbarh Arreola
Featherweight: Godofredo Pepey vs. Andre Fili
Female Bantamweight: Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes