Magny replaces Story, faces Silva on short notice

Neil Magny has a slight edge over Erik Silva at UFC Fight Night on Sunday. Ed Mulholland for ESPN

UFC welterweight Neil Magny has agreed to face Erick Silva on short notice at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 23, after Silva's original opponent, Rick Story, withdrew due to injury.

Officials announced the switch on Tuesday. The UFC Fight Night card will take place at Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Canada. The new 170-pound contest will serve as the co-main event.

Magny (15-4) is just 10 days removed from his first loss in nearly two years. The Denver-based welterweight submitted to a rear-naked choke in the second round of a fight against Demian Maia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro.

The loss snapped a seven-fight win streak for Magny. The 22-day turnaround will be the quickest of Magny's UFC career, although he has fought twice in a 13-day span outside of the organization.

Silva (18-5) is coming off back-to-back wins for the first time in his UFC career. The 31-year-old Brazilian has flashed major potential inside the Octagon, but has been relatively inconsistent in posting an overall UFC record of 6-4.

The Silva-Story bout was originally scheduled to take place on June 27, but was postponed due to visa issues. Story (18-8) will have to wait to try to build on the momentum of an upset win over Gunnar Nelson in October.

A non-title featherweight bout between Max Holloway (13-3) and Charles Oliveira (20-4) headlines the Aug. 23 event.