Report: Akiyama's New Opponent For UFC 116 Revealed

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

According to F4WOnline.com, Chris Leben will be the replacement for Wanderlei Silva in the fight against Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 on July 3rd.

That's a pretty quick turn-around for Leben, who competed just this past Saturday night during The Ultimate Fighter 11 live season finale on Spike TV, taking out Aaron Simpson by stoppage late in the second round.

UFC 116 will be headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin.