And just like that Joe Silva pulls through once again.
Moments after Constantinos Philippou was pulled to face Jorge Rivera at UFC 133, his original opponent Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal will now face former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Paul Bradley in Philadelphia.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed the new bout to MMAWeekly.com on Monday, with verbal agreements in place for the fight.
At 16-2, Bradley comes to the UFC with a very solid record and a three fight win streak.
The former TUF 7 fighter has bounced between welterweight and middleweight in the past, but on short notice for a chance to come back to the UFC, he’ll take the bout at 185lbs.
Bradley vs. Natal is expected to be part of the Facebook broadcast for the UFC 133 prelims.