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UFC 132: Evan Dunham Out, So George Sotiropoulos To Face Rafael Dos Anjos

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: George Sotiropoulos talks to the media during an Open Workout ahead of UFC Sydney 127 at Star City on February 22, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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Tony PrestonCorrespondent IMay 4, 2011

UFC lightweight Evan Dunham has suffered an undisclosed injury and withdrawn from his fight with George Sotiropoulos, according to a report from MMA Junkie.

Sotiropoulos is now slated to fight Rafael Dos Anjos at the July 2nd event in Las Vegas.

Dunham has lost in his past two Octagon appearances.

After a close split-decision loss to Sean Sherk, Dunham was stopped in the first round by Melvin Guillard's knees. Those two losses were the first of Dunham's career, which saw him get off to an 11-0 start.

Sotiropoulos is looking to rebound from a loss to Dennis Siver, in a bout that saw Siver utilize superior striking to outpoint Sotiropoulos and claim the decision victory.

The loss was Sotiropoulos' first in the UFC and first since 2006.

The UFC is reporting that Rafael Dos Anjos has verbally agreed to replace Dunham on the fight card and square off against Sotiropoulos.

Dos Anjos' last fight was in August, against Clay Guida—Guida picked up the submission victory after Dos Anjos suffered a jaw injury. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak for Dos Anjos and dropped his UFC record to 3-3.

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