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Replacement Ricardo Funch meets Mike Pyle at UFC 142 in Brazil

A welterweight is returning to the UFC, as Ricardo Funch has stepped in as a replacement for Paulo Thiago at UFC 142.

Thiago was expected to take on Mike Pyle, but now it will be Funch who will get another chance with the promotion.

UFC 142 takes place on Jan. 14 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is headlined by Brazilian Jose Aldo looking to defend his featherweight belt against Chad Mendes.

Source: MMAJunkie
Remaining UFC 141 prelims to stream on Facebook

UFC 141 takes place on Dec. 30 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas as former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar meets Alistair Overeem in the main event.

Along with the five pay-per-view fights and two Spike TV prelims, the following bouts will air live on UFC’s Facebook page:

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson

Efrain Escudero vs. Jacob Volkmann

Luis Ramos vs. Matt Riddle

Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes

Source: MMAJunkie

Photo: Ricardo Funch (Dann Stupp/MMAJunkie)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.