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Caio Magalhaes vs. Mark Munoz announced for UFC 184, then scrapped later in the day

Brazilian middleweight Caio Magalhaes was set to face Mark Munoz on February 28th, but those plans have since been put on hold.

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UFC officials announced earlier today a middleweight bout between Brazil's Caio Magalhaes and Mark Munoz for UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Munoz is on the first losing streak of his career, while Magalhaes has rattled off four consecutive victories. But as has been the standard thing to read in 2014, someone had to pull out with an injury/illness, and MMA Fighting confirmed that it's Magalhaes:

"Unfortunately, I won’t be able to fight," Magalhaes said. "I had a teeth pulled before my last fight and had an infection. After my last fight, I had another teeth pulled and it’s swollen, so I will have to undergo surgery next week to fix it. And I will probably lose bone around my teeth."

"I will be able to fight at the end of March," he added. "I will be 100 percent to fight Mark Munoz or anyone else the UFC wants."

Magalhaes (9-1) last fought in November at UFC Uberlandia, winning in somewhat controversial fashion, has his 1st round KO of Trevor Smith appeared to include several illegal shots to the back of the head. Munoz (13-5) was dominated and submitted for the first time in his career, as Gegard Mousasi choked him out in the main event of UFC Berlin in May. "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" has lost 3 of his last 4 fights.

According to MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi, the UFC will search for a new opponent for Munoz:

UFC 184 features a middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, as well as a women's bantamweight championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano.

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