Vitor Belfort Breaks Hand During Training, Wanderlei Awaits Replacement

“Ultimate Fighter Brazil” coach, Vitor Belfort has been forced out of his UFC 147 main event bout with Wanderlei Silva after breaking his hand in training. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news following UFC 146 on Saturday night.

UFC 147 has now undergone several issues since being announced for June 23rd in the fighters home country of Brazil.

White did also confirm that they are actively seeking a replacement to step in and face Silva, but no announcement has been made yet. This is no doubt a major blow for the Las Vegas based promotion who earlier in the year had to move the fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen off this card due to scheduling issues

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