The Scoop on the Injury that Pulled Caio Magalhães from UFC on FX 7

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Caio Magalhães at UFC on Fx 3 weigh-ins (Publicity photo)

Jiu-Jitsu black belt Caio Magalhães is off the card for UFC on FX 7, coming up January 19 in São Paulo, Brazil. Magalhães suffered a groin injury and will no longer be facing Michael Kuiper. “I’m really bummed that I had to pull out of the card for the UFC in São Paulo. Unfortunately, I got hurt when defending a single-leg. I suffered a groin injury,” the Nova União representative said via his Twitter account.

Gilherme Santos, Caio’s coach in his home state of Ceará, explained to what happened: “He was training and felt great pain in his abdomen and pelvis, so André Pederneiras took him to the doctor for an MRI. The result will be available in five days, but he was forbidden from fighting at the UFC in São Paulo. It’s the kind of injury soccer players get, a sort of distension.”

Caio had stepped in to replace Thiago Bodão, who himself was rendered not cageworthy due to injury. With the misfortune of a second Brazilian opponent, Kuiper has been moved to the January 26 UFC on Fox 6 card in Chicago, USA, where he will take on Buddy Roberts, who outfought Caio Magalhães at UFC on FX 3 last June.

Check out the card for UFC on FX 7 as it stands now:

UFC on FX 7
Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil
January 19, 2013

Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
Daniel Sarafian vs. CB Dollaway
Gabriel Napão vs. Ben Rothwell
Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Godofredo Pepey vs. Milton Vieira
Ronny Markes vs. Andrew Craig
Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz
Edson Barboza vs. Justin Salas
Iuri Marajó vs. George Roop
Wagner Caldeirão vs. Roger Hollett

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