UFC News: Thales Leites Injured Hand, Off UFC 81

Thales Leites

Thales Leites

The UFC has announced that Thales Leites was forced to withdraw from his fight with Nate Marquardt at UFC 81: Breaking Point due to a broken hand suffered in training.

A broken right hand suffered in training Monday has forced middleweight contender Thales Leites to withdraw from his UFC 81 bout against Nate Marquardt. Leites, winner of three in a row in the Octagon, will undergo surgery on the hand later this week.

A replacement for Leites has not yet been announced by the UFC.