Rousimar Palhares steps in for injured Luiz Cane against Yushin Okami

Another day, another UFC injury.

Luiz Cane (12-4) who was expected to make his middleweight debut at August’s UFC 150 event, has been forced to withdraw from a planned matchup with Yushin Okami (26-7) UFC officials today announced.

Stepping in for Cane is Brazilian submission ace Rousimar Palhares (14-3 MMA 7-3 UFC).

Featuring a lightweight title fight between current champ Benson Henderson and former title holder Frankie Edgar, “UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II” takes place August 11th at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

The evening’s main card, which is expected to feature the new Palhares vs. Okami fight, airs on pay-per-view.

Palhares looks to rebound from a disappointing loss to Alan Belcher at May’s UFC on FOX 3 event. “Toquinho” saw a three-fight win streak snapped when Belcher shucked off Palhares’ signature leglock attacks and earned a first-round TKO in impressive ground-and-pound fashion.

Meanwhile, Okami looks to snap a two-fight skid after dropping back-to-back outings against Tim Boetsch and Anderson Silva.

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