Thiago Silva Off UFC 117 Card, Tim Boestch To Face Newcomer Todd Brown

Thiago Silva was set to fight Tim Boestch in a light heavyweight contest at UFC 117 but an undisclosed injury has forced him from the card.

As MMAWeekly.com reported, Silva has had back problems in the past that have played a factor in his training not being up to par.

Boestch is now expected to face UFC newcomer Todd Brown who holds an 11-1 professional record.