The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the new lightweight pairing
on Friday. A reason was not given for Taisumov’s withdrawal, but
MMAjunkie.com previously reported that a shoulder injury led to
his exit from the card.
UFC Fight Night 109 takes place at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on
May 28 and is headlined by a light heavyweight duel between
Alexander Gustafsson and Glover
Teixeira. The evening’s main card airs on Fox Sports 1.
Madadi is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Joseph
Duffy at UFC Fight Night 107 on March 18. The 38-year-old known
as “Mad Dog” is 3-3 in the Octagon, including a notable submission
triumph over Michael
Johnson at UFC on Fuel TV 9 in April 2013.
Silva is unbeaten in nine professional appearances and owns
victories over Andrew
Holbrook and Nazareno
Malegarie in the UFC. He has finished all but one of his wins
inside the distance.