Salikhov out, Krause steps in to face Claudio Silva at UFC’s Fight Island event on Oct. 17


Muslim Salikhov has been forced out of his scheduled welterweight matchup with Claudio Silva for undisclosed reasons. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that James Krause will step in on less than two weeks’ notice to face Silva in Abu Dhabi.

The UFC’s Oct. 17 event will be headlined by the highly anticipated featherweight matchup between Brian Ortega and The Korean Zombie.

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