The injury bug is still alive and well, taking it's toll on the year's remaining cards. Today it strikes Uberlandia, as Jimi Manuwa has been forced from his main event bout against Mauricio Rua on November 8th. In his place will be Ovince St. Preux, who had been scheduled to take on Francimar Barroso in the co-main event. Dana White reported the news via Twitter.
Jimmy Manuwa broke his foot for his Nov 8th fight with Shogun. So now Ovince St Preux will fight… http://t.co/dIZCmantuH— Dana White (@danawhite) October 29, 2014
Manuwa was looking to bounce back from the first loss of his career, a TKO stoppage at the hands of Alexander Gustafsson back in March of this year. No word yet as to how long he'll be out recovering from injury. Ovince St. Preux will also be looking to bounce back from a loss, as he dropped a unanimous decision to Ryan Bader in his headlining bout in Maine, back in August.
There's no word yet as to who might be filling in to face Francimar Barroso on short notice, or if his bout will be scrapped altogether. Guilherme Viana would probably be the front runner for a fill-in fight, if he's available. As he was a contestant on the last TUF Brazil, and one of the top few LHWs in the region. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Rafael Cavalcante are the only Brazilian fighters at 205 on the UFC roster, who aren't already booked, or just coming off a fight (and I believe that Cavalcante is recovering from an injury).
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. St. Preux will take place November 8th, in Uberlandia Brazil. Here's a look at the card as it stands right now: