Welterweights Brandon Thatch, who suffered a hand injury, and Shinsho Anzai, who suffered a back injury, have pulled out of the card. Now, their opponents Erick Silva andLuan Chagas will fight each other in the preliminary part of the card. Lightweight Joaquim Silva is out of his fight with Gregor Gillespie due to a knee injury.Glaico Franca, who's coming off a loss to James Vick at UFC 197, will step up on short notice to fight the undefeated promotional newcomer Gillespie. Also, Renato Carneiro is out of his fight against Mike De La Torre due to an undisclosed injury. Taking his place will be the Brazilian Godofredo Pepey, who recently dropped a unanimous decision to Darren Elkins at UFC on Fox 20. Additionally, a middleweight bout pitting Thiago Santos and Eric Spicely has been added to the card.