View Full Version : Thiago Silva out of UFC 89 bout with Lyoto Machida


Palma
09-06-2008, 02:28 AM
Chris Insinna



Undefeated UFC light-heavyweight contender Thiago Silva (13-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC 89 co-headlining bout with fellow undefeated contender Lyoto Machida (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) after sustaining a back injury.

Many MMA pundits believed the winner of a bout between Silva and Machida would be the clear-cut No. 1 contender in the UFC's talent-laden light-heavyweight division. Former champion Chuck Liddell has stated publicly he believes a win over Rashad Evans at tomorrow night's "UFC 88: Breakthrough" would establish "The Iceman" as next in line for a shot at the title.

The UFC has yet to issue a formal announcement, and it is unknown whether a replacement has been identified for the Oct. 18 card in Birmingham, England.


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Karo Parisyan Injured, UFC 88 Bout Against Yoshiyuki Yoshida Scrapped

A scheduled bout between Karo Parisyan and Yoshiyuki Yoshida has been scrapped after Parisyan suffered a last-minute back injury.

UFC.com reported the injury and card change moments ago.

The severity of the injury, including how long Parisyan will be out of action, was not disclosed.
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Houston Alexander Signs UFC Extension

Light heavyweight Houston Alexander has signed a five-fight contract extension with the UFC, according to Dave Meltzer.
Alexander will look to push his 2-2 UFC record over .500 when he takes on Eric Schafer at UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17th in front of his hometown crowd in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos Added To UFC 91

Jeremy Stephens (13-3) will look to bounce back from a recent loss against Spencer Fisher when he takes on UFC newcomer Rafael doe Anjos (11-2) at UFC 91 on November 15th in Las Vegas.
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number6
09-06-2008, 12:44 PM
Machida would have exposed him.

Is there a replacement fight lined up for the card.

Dorian
09-06-2008, 04:23 PM
Thiago Silva is awsome, what a shame, he would have won this fight, :(

YUHHHHHHH!
09-07-2008, 04:52 AM
Such a bummer.