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Arm injury forces Gilbert Burns out of Paul Felder fight at UFC 208

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Gilbert Burns is off of the February 11th card due to injury.

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An arm injury has forced Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt, Gilbert Burns, to withdraw from his upcoming match against Paul Felder, at UFC 208, in Brooklyn, New York, on February 11, as My MMA News reported.

Coming off a loss to fellow Brazilian, Michel Prazeres, Gilbert Burns' (12-2) last win came via second-round armbar against Lukas Sajewski in July 2016. Before that he dropped a decision to Rashid Magomedov. He started his UFC career with three straight wins over the likes of Andreas Stahl, Christos Giagos and Alex Oliveira.

The UFC still looking for a replacement for Paul Felder (12-3) who lost by TKO to Francisco Trinaldo in his last outing in September 2016. The loss snapped a two-fight win streak Felder had over Daron Cruickshank and Josh Burkman.

UFC 208 will be headlined by the UFC's inaugural female featherweight title fight as former bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, takes on Germaine de Randmie.