The run of bad luck blighting the UFC remains rampant, and the Brazilian sidelined this time is Rafaello Trator, who won’t be able to make his commitment with promotional newcomer Reza Madadi at UFC on FX 1 this January 20 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Pernambuco state native posted on Twitter that a hand injury has flared up again: “Shoot, guys, unfortunately I won’t be able to fight at UFC on FX: my hand is in bad shape.”
Rafaello holds a record of 14 wins in 19 career fights and is riding a two-fight losing streak in the UFC—the first by submission to Gleison Tibau at UFC 130, the second via knockout to Yves Edwards at UFC on Live 6.
UFC on FX 1 is headlined by Melvin Guillard against Jim Miller. Also on the main card, Brazil’s Vagner Roca squares off with the hard-hitting Mike Brown. Check out the card:
UFC on Fx 1
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
January 20, 2011
Melvin Guillard vs Jim Miller
Pat Barry vs Christian Morecraft
Charlie Brenneman vs Daniel Roberts
Mike Brown vs Vagner Rocha
Jorge Rivera vs Eric Schafer
Ryan Jimmo vs Karlos Vemola
Duane Ludwig vs Josh Neer
Kamal Shalorus vs Habib Nurmagomedov
Nick Denis vs Joseph Sandoval