Minotouro no longer faces Forrest and UFC latest

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Minotouro in training. Photo: Carlos Ozorio

The UFC carries on bringing a battery of news. New speculated matchups, some bouts confirmed and then canceled.

One example is the Forrest Griffin versus Rogério Minotouro matchup. The fight was set for UFC 114, on May 29, but Griffin was injured and is off the card. Mino should remain in the event, however, his opponent is still unknown.

Back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, after fighting for other organizations during 2008 and 2009, Tim Boetsch will have his work cut out for him when he faces Thiago Silva, who is coming off a loss to former champion Rashad Evans. The fight is tipped for UFC 117 this August, in California.

Italy’s Alessio Sakara is out of July’s UFC 116, where he was supposed to face Nate Marquardt. According to the fighter’s manager, the cancellation was due to the death of Sakara’s father. His return to the octagon could come in August.

It hasn’t yet been confirmed, but Gleison Tibau has a likely next opponent after his win against Caol Uno at UFN 21. The new test for the American Top Team fighter should be Jim Miller, who is on a four-fight win streak. The matchup is expected for September.

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