Luiz Cane stands as the latest to join a list of injured fighters that appears to be growing at an alarming rate.
Cane was slated to face former UFC middleweight title contender Yushin Okami(26-7) at August's UFC 150, however, with Cane out, submission savant Rousimar Palhares (14-4) steps in.
UFC 150 takes place on August 11 at Denver's Pepsi Center and is headlined by a lightweight title rematch between current champ Ben Henderson and ex-titleholder Frankie Edgar. Additional bouts include Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman and Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares.
Okami will look to get back on the winning track after recently suffering back-to-back defeats. A three-fight win streak for the Japanese star was snapped last summer when he was stopped due to strikes by Anderson Silva. A February tilt with Tim Boetsch appeared to be in the bag for Okami until "The Barbarian" scored a late come-from-behind technical knockout, marking only his third loss in five years.
Palhares too will look to bounce back from defeat after a technical knockout loss to Alan Belcher last month. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak for the Brazilian, which included victories over Dave Branch, Dan Miller and Mike Massenzio.
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Written by Matt Manzella
Matt Manzella is the founder and managing editor of CageReligion.com, as well as ProGuitarNews.com. He also serves as a professional play-by-play commentator and MMA judge in the state of Michigan.
Matt Manzella is the managing editor for CageReligion.com and host of Cage Religion Radio. Matt has been working in the television broadcasting industry for over seven years and is also a play-by-play commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League and Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting.
Phil Lanni is the co-host of Cage Religion Radio. Phil wrestled three years in the NCWA at Grand Valley State University -- a team that won nationals all three years. As an individual, Phil is a three-time national qualifier and was ranked seventh in the nation at 184-pounds to earn All-American status. Phil also serves as a color commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League.