After a recent announcement by Miletich fighter Spencer Fisher via his MySpace blog that he had to drop out of his upcoming fight with Din Thomas due to a staph infection, MMAWeekly has confirmed from sources close to the fight that Fisher’s replacement will be Kenny Florian.

The fight between Fisher and Thomas was set to take place as the main event on the upcoming September 19th UFC Fight Night as a lead in to the 6th season of the Ultimate Fighter show featuring coaches Matt Serra and Matt Hughes.

Both fighters were gunning for a potential #1 contender slot for the UFC lightweight title and a bout between Kenny Florian and Din Thomas should be no different.

Kenny Florian, who last fought on July 7th when he defeated Alvin Robinson at UFC 73, will be making his 3rd appearance in the Octagon in under 6 months.

Din Thomas has rejuvenated his career of late after appearing on the Ultimate Fighter season 4 and has reeled off three wins in a row since the show ended.

The fight between Florian and Thomas would almost guarantee the winner a top slot along with fighters like Joe Stevenson as top contenders to the UFC lightweight title.

The bout between Kenny Florian and Din Thomas will take place live on Spike TV from the Palms in Las Vegas, NV on September 19th at 9pm EST.