JDS injured, will not fight Stipe Miocic at TUF Brazil 3 Finale

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has suffered a hand injury in training and thus will not be able to compete against Stipe Miocic at the ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ later this month.

That news comes courtesy of Brazilian news outlet Combate. The UFC has not yet made a formal announcement, but a source close to the bout confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.

The dos Santos vs. Miocic bout was supposed to headline the May 31 event at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Gymnasium.

No word yet on if Stipe Miocic (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will receive a new opponent or be removed from the card entirely.

The “TUF Brazil 3 Finale” now includes the following contests:


  • Stipe Miocic vs. ???
  • opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Brazil 3″ middleweight tourney final
  • opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Brazil 3″ heavyweight tourney final
  • Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev
  • Rony Jason vs. Robert Peralta


  • Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega
  • Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio
  • Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov
  • Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov
  • Mark Eddiva vs. Kevin Souza
  • Matt Hobar vs. Pedro Munhoz

Stay tuned to BJPENN.com for further details as they become available.

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