Hours after learning that Karlos Vemola would take on Luis Artur Cane on the live Spike preliminary show, weâ€™re now discovering that Vemola has withdrawn from the bout, citing a still undisclosed injury.
At this point no replacement for Vemola has been announced, though all indications point to Caneâ€™s participation on the preliminary card.
Who the UFC will find to replace Cane is a mystery, but a wrestler with limited striking abilities would be ideal to get Cane back in the mix of things. With a little rearranging, the hard-nosed Jason Brilz could make for a great test.
The UFC isnâ€™t likely to pull Brilz from UFC 129 after scrambling to assemble the Brilz/Matyushenko bout, and we may be treated to another debut should Joe Silva have difficulties finding an appropriate opponent for Cane.