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Junior Dos Santos Pulls Out Of Fight With Stipe Miocic

Andrew Ravens

Stipe Miocic

In some unfortunate news, Former Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC), who was scheduled to meet Stipe Miocic (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale headliner, has been forced out with an injured hand. Brazilian news outlet Combate reported it first.

In JDS’s last four fights he is 2-2. He beat Frank Mir via 2nd Rd TKO, then lost to Cain Velasquez via Unanimous Decision in December of 2012. He beat Mark Hunt via 3rd Rd KO in May of 2013 and then lost again to Cain Velasquez via 5th Rd TKO in October of 2013.

This is how the rest of the card looks like:

MAIN CARD

  • Stipe Miocic vs. TBA
  • Opponent TBA vs. Opponent TBA – “TUF: Brazil 3″ middleweight tourney final
  • Opponent TBA vs. Opponent TBA – “TUF: Brazil 3″ heavyweight tourney final
  • Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev
  • Rony Jason vs. Robert Peralta

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega
  • Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio
  • Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov
  • Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov
  • Mark Eddiva vs. Kevin Souza

Matt Hobar vs. Pedro Munhoz

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale takes place May 31 at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Gymnasium. Broadcast plans haven’t yet been made official, but the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1.

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