Some unfortunate news arose this morning, but Clube da Luta’s promoters were quick to act. Following Murilo Bustamante’s withdrawal due to injury, Roberto Gordo and team reshuffled the card to replace the veteran with 2002 Jiu-Jitsu world champion Delson “Pé de Chumbo” Heleno for the main event against Yuya Shirai this coming Wednesday.
Announcement of the injury was made via Twitter by @murilobusta: “Due to an injury incurred last week that I have been treating since, unfortunately without success, I will not fight at Clube da Luta.”
“This is a very sad moment for me, as it would have been a dream come true to fight in Brazil after 14 years fighting abroad. I am thankful to the promoters for their understanding and I ask the forgiveness of the fans who were expecting me on the card. I will, however, be there on the day to watch the fights at this event that, to me, is the greatest MMA event ever held in the country,” said Murilo over Twitter.
“Besouro and Gil Freitas, who were previously scheduled to fight Pé de Chumbo, were injured, so the decision was the right one,” Gordo told GRACIEMAG.com this morning. Pé de Chumbo, who would have fought as a welterweight (77kg), agreed to fight at 82kg.
Check out the updated card and check back with GRACIEMAG.com later for more news on the event.
Clube da Luta
Via Show, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
GP reserve bout
Claudionor Fontinele vs. Keu Santos
Under 77kg GP
Edilberto Crocotá vs. Viscardi Andrade
Hernani Perpetuo vs. Daniel Acácio
Eduardo Kiko vs. Junior de Oliveira
Alexandre Chambinho vs. Toninho Fúria
Ronys Torres vs. Eduardo Pachu
Glover Teixeira vs. Marcio Pé de Pano
Delson Pé de Chumbo vs Yuya Shirai (Deep champion)