Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mike Pyle in for Chris Wilson at UFC 98 in last-second switch

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"Standby" welterweight Mike Pyle (17-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) got the call he's been waiting for over the past four days, as UFC officials have officially tapped the Xtreme Couture fighter as a replacement for Chris Wilson (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) on UFC 98's preliminary card.

As ( first reported on Tuesday, Pyle signed a contract with the organization earlier in the week and was told to be prepared to step in on short notice.

That notice will be just a matter of hours, as Pyle will weigh-in for his UFC 98 bout with Brock Larson (25-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) later this afternoon.

Pyle is a near-10-year veteran of MMA, having fought for some of the world's top organizations. The Las Vegas resident has fought and won for Affliction, WEC, Strikeforce, Sengoku and the now defunct EliteXC and IFL organizations.

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