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Gilbert Burns injured, UFC seeking replacement for Paul Felder

According to sources close the camp of “The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder, the Philadelphia native will not be fighting Gilbert Burns as scheduled, Feb. 11, at UFC 208.

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HALIFAX, NS – OCTOBER 4: Paul Felder celebrates after defeating Jason Saggo of Canada in their lightweight bout at the Scotiabank Centre on October 4, 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The UFC has not yet confirmed or made the announcement but the source states that Burns injured his arm in training and is unable to compete.

Felder is coming off a TKO loss to Francisco Trinaldo in September and climb back up the UFC lightweight rankings.

UFC 208 takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and is headlined by a UFC women’s featherweight title bout between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.

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