Rousimar Palhares Sustains Broken Leg, Out of UFC 101 Bout

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From MMA Weekly:

UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares suffered a fractured tibia in training while wrestling. He underwent surgery on Thursday night at Hospital Miguel Couto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to a report by Martins Denis on intheguard.tv.

MMAWeekly.com independently confirmed the injury, which will keep the Brazilian Top Team fighter out of a planned bout against American Top Team fighter Alessio Sakara at UFC 101.

Without a doubt, this is a terrible case of bad luck for Palhares who suffered a broken hand in his most recent fight, a decision victory over Jeremy Horn.  The occurrence also sets the UFC back a bit since Palhares is one of the up-and-coming fighters in the chaotic middleweight division.  The Brazilian's jiu-jitsu and physical strength present quite a test for anyone he faces.

For the moment, a replacement to face Sakara has yet to be named.

HT:  weoweoweo

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