Thiago Silva Forced Out Of UFC 149 Bout Against “Shogun” | UFC NEWS

June 2, 2012 1:37 pm by Pedro Carrasco

A Brazilian vs. Brazilian bout scheduled for UFC 149 is now officially off the table.

Top 205’ers Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Thiago Silva were set to square off in the co-main event of UFC 149; however an injury has forced Silva out of the bout and has left “Shogun” without an opponent.

The UFC announced the news yesterday but have to indicate who or if a replacement will be sought after for Shogun’s return to the cage.

UFC 149 is set to take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The UFC’s debut event in the province features a featherweight title clash between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Erik Koch.

No time table for Silva’s return has been given.

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