Rousimar Palhares (9-2) has had to withdraw from his UFC 101 bout with Alessio Sakara, due to a broken leg suffered while training. He underwent surgery on Thursday night, according to intheguard.tv.
Their is no word if Sakara will remain on the card.
Palhares trainer Murilo Bustamante had this to say:
“Probably, he will be fighting again before the end of 2009 …. But right now, I can tell that Sakara is the luckiest man in the world. Rousimar won’t fight in August 8 for sure.” [MMAWeekly]
Palhares most recently completed at UFC 93, talking the unanimous decision over MMA veteran Jeremy Horn.
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