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Jorge Masvidal replaces Claudio Silva, faces Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jorge Masvidal didn't waste much time getting another fight booked.

The popular American Top Team product will take on Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201 on July 30 in Atlanta, the UFC announced Thursday. Bahadurzada's original opponent, Claudio Silva, pulled out with an injury.

Masvidal (29-11) just fell via split decision to Lorenz Larkin last month. The former Strikeforce veteran has lost three of his last four bouts, but all three have come via split. Masvidal, 31, is 1-2 since moving up to welterweight last year.

Bahadurzada (22-6-1) is coming off a third-round submission win over Brandon Thatch at UFC 196 in March. The JacksonWink MMA product was out nearly three years dealing with injuries and personal issues. Bahadurzada, 32, has been a pro fighter since 2002.

UFC 201 is headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Tyron Woodley. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight belt against Wilson Reis.

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