by MMAWeekly.com
The International Fight League on Tuesday announced two replacements for its upcoming April 4 event at the Izod Center in New Jersey.

Originally scheduled to face Deividas Taurosevicius, IFL mainstay Bart Palaszewski will now fight Jim Miller. In another change, Jason Black will step in for Rory Markham to face Emyr Bussade.

According to IFL representative Jerry Milani, Deividas suffered a hand injury that forced him out of the fight with Palaszewski. Miller steps in after a strong performance at the March 7 Ring of Combat where he submitted Chris Liguori.

Markham had to withdraw from the bout with Bussade due to a respiratory infection, said Milani. His Miletich Martial Arts teammate Jason Black will now face Bussade. This will be Black’s first bout for the IFL. He will be looking to get back on track after losing back-to-back fights recently in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Championship Fights:
-Wagnney Fabiano vs. Shad Lierley
-Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jamal Patterson*
-Jay Hieron vs. Mark Miller

Team Matchups:
American Top Team vs. Miletich Fighting Systems
-Rafael Dias vs. LC Davis
-Emyr Bussade vs. Jason Black
-Carmelo Marrero vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz

Midwest Combat vs. Renzo Gracie Academy
-Bart Palaszewski vs. Jim Miller
-Brad Blackburn vs. Delson Heleno

Additional Fight:
Chris Horodecki vs. Nick Lamotte

*Also part of the Midwest Combat vs. Renzo Gracie Academy team matchups