Junior Dos Santos Unable To Fight At UFC Brazil Due To Injury

With just alittle over three weeks to go before the UFC heads back to Brazil, the upcoming MAy 31st card been changed majorly due to former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos suffering a hand injury forcing him out of the event.

Dos Santos was setto face top 10 heavyweight Stipe Miocic in the main event of the evening taking place in Sao Paolo, Brazil along with the TUF Brazil 3 finale.

The news was first confirmed by UFC Brazil officials.

The former heavyweight champion was returning to action for the first time since losing his bid to reclaim the belt from Cain Velasquez at UFC 166 in 2013. The injury now forces a major change to the upcoming card considering Dos Santos was expected to be the big draw as he returns to Brazil to compete in the UFC Octagon for the first time in his home country.

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