And then there were 12, as in only 12 fights that will take place tomorrow at “UFC on FUEL TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum.”
With only two hours remaining until Derek Brunson (pictured) was to tip the scale for Saturday’s shootout against Ronny Markes, the middleweight was informed Markes had to withdraw after he was involved in an automobile accident in Brazil Friday morning.
UFC president Dana White told MMAFighting that Makres suffered a concussion and back and neck injuries in the collision.
White also confirmed both fighters will receive their show money.
The 185-pound affair was slated to appear in the card’s prelims.
Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza hosts the festivities.
Here is a pic of Markes’ wrecked car (courtesy of SporTV Globo):
Here is tomorrow’s revised lineup:
(Facebook 4:40PM ET/1:40PM PT)
Anthony Smith vs. Antonio Braga Neto
Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola
Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Leandro Silva
Godofredo Pepey vs. Felipe Arantes
Rafael Assuncao vs. Vaughan Lee
(FUEL TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson
Erick Silva vs. Jason High
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendes
Thiago Silva vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante
Leonardo Santos vs. William Patolino (TUF Brazil 2 welterweight final)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum