Light heavyweight fighter Thiago Silva was looking forward to facing Tim Boetsch at UFC 117 this coming August 7, in Oakland, California, but was forced to pull out. According to MMAWeekly.com, the fighter suffered a so-far undisclosed injury.
Thiago Silva holds a UFC record of seven wins and only two losses, one to Lyoto Machida and the other to Rashad Evans, on his last outing in the octagon. The UFC has not yet revealed who will substitute the São Paulo native.
UFC 117 features five Brazilians and five Americans on the main card, a true Brazil versus United States affair. Anderson Silva will defend his belt against the outspoken Chael Sonnen, Ricardo Cachorrão will look to avenge his master Renzo Gracie against Matt Hughes, Thiago Pitbull is looking for his own revenge against John Fitch, while Rafael dos Anjos faces off with Clay Guida and Junior Cigano will go toe to toe with Roy Nelson, in hopes of getting a shot at the heavyweight title.
Check out the complete card:
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen
Ricardo Cachorrão vs Matt Hughes
Junior Cigano vs Roy Nelson
Thiago Pitbull vs Jon Fitch
Rafael dos Anjos vs Clay Guida
Tim Boetsch vs a definir
Dennis Hallman vs Ben Saunders
Dustin Hazelett vs Rick Story
Johny Hendricks vs Charlie Brenneman
Christian Morecraft vs Stefan Struve
Rodney Wallace vs Stanislav Nedkov
(Collaborator: Junior Samurai)