Several sources have revealed earlier today that Thiago Silva has been forced out of his upcoming bout at UFC 130, and will be replaced by former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans.

Evan’s co-manager Malki Kawa and Jackson’s reps have not given any comment on rumor, but several sources close to the two fighters say the match is on.

The bout is still expected to be the co-main event of UFC 130, with Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard as the headliner.

Updates as more news comes in.

*Source: MMA Weekly