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UFC confirms Sonnen-Miller, Foupa-Pokam-McFedries

The UFC confirmed today that Chael Sonnen and Xavier Foupa-Pokam will replace the injured Yushin Okami and James Irvin, respectively, at UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas.

Okami was forced to bow out due to a torn MCL, while Irvin withdrew due to a torn meniscus.

Both Sonnen vs. Miller and Foupa-Pokam vs. McFedries will be televised on the UFC 98 pay-per-view headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between champ Rashad Evans and challenger Lyoto Machida.

Sonnen was pushed forward from a UFC 102 bout on August 29 against Wilson Gouveia. is reporting that Irvin will take over Sonnen's fight versus Gouveia.


Pay-Per-View Bouts:

Preliminary Bouts:
  • Brock Larson vs. Chris Wilson
  • Pat Barry vs. Tim Hague
  • Phillipe Nover vs. Kyle Bradley
  • Houston Alexander vs. Andre Gusmao
  • Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Brandon Wolff
  • George Roop vs. Dave Kaplan