UFC 150: Palhares In For The Injured Cane Against Okami | UFC NEWS

June 18, 2012 3:22 pm by Pedro Carrasco

And the injury train just keeps on rollin!

The hard hitting Luiz Cane has been forced out of his UFC middleweight debut against Yushin Okami with an undisclosed injury.

In his place comes another Brazilian in the form of the always tough, Rousimar Palhares.

UFC 150 takes place on August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. In the main event lightweight champion Benson Henderson will rematch his last opponent Frankie Edgar.

Palhares will look to rebound from his most recent loss to Alan Belcher at UFC on FOX 3 this past May. The defeat snapped his three-fight win streak and stopped all talks of a title shot.

Okami is coming off back-to-back losses after a dominant run through the UFC’s middleweight division. He last saw action against Tim Boetsch in a fight he was winning until getting caught in the third round and finished. Prior to Boetsch he dropped his shot at Anderson Silva and a chance to hold UFC gold.

The bout is likely set for the main card of UFC 150.

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