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‘UFC on FUEL TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum’ Takes Last-Second Hit

Written by Tom Ngo
June 7th, 2013
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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:

Preliminary Card:

(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

Main Card:

(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

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