Cane Out, Palhares In Against Okami At UFC 150

Rousimar Palhares (UFC)

Palhares replaces Cane, meets Okami at UFC 150

Luiz Cane’s middleweight debut in the UFC has been put on hold.

The Brazilian striker, fresh off reaching a contract extension with the promotion, has been forced out of his 185 lb. bout against Yushin Okami at UFC 150, and Rousimar Palhares has stepped in as a replacement.

The promotion announced the news earlier this week.

Palhares last competed at “UFC on FOX 3” against Alan Belcher, losing via technical knockout. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak and was only his third in 10 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Meanwhile, Okami looks for redemption of his own after losing back-to-back contests. He was defeated by Anderson Silva in a middleweight title fight at UFC 134, then let a victory slip away to Tim Boetsch at UFC 144. Okami was on an impressive three-fight winning streak of his own prior to the pair of losses.

UFC 150 is set for August 11 in Denver, Colorado and features a lightweight championship rematch between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar.

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