Wanderlei Silva Out Of UFC 175, Vitor Belfort To Take His Place

It was confirmed that former Pride middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva has been replaced for his fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, with middleweight contender Vitor Belfort stepping in to take his place. Belfort will fight at light heavyweight again after knocking out Dan Henderson in November.

The reason behind Wanderlei stepping down seems to be due to some tests he never completed.

“Wanderlei missed exames and his license was denied. Belfort did all the exams and tested negative for them all.”

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