Back Injury Forces Isaac Vallie-Flagg Out of UFC 161 Showdown With Sam Stout
has suffered a back injury and has been forced to
withdraw from his UFC
matchup with Sam Stout
Sources close to the bout informed Sherdog.com of the development
on Tuesday evening. A replacement opponent for Stout has yet to be
UFC 161 takes place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg and is headlined
by a light heavyweight showdown between Rashad
Evans and Dan
Henderson. The card also includes another key 205-pound pairing
pitting Mauricio Rua
Unbeaten in his last 12 fights, Vallie-Flagg made his Octagon debut
in February, taking a split verdict over Yves Edwards
at UFC 156. Prior to that victory, the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts
product competed twice under the Strikeforce banner, earning
triumphs over Brian
Melancon and Gesias
Stout, who made his first UFC appearance in 2006, defeated Caros Fodor
via split decision in his last outing at UFC 157. “Hands of Stone”
owns notable wins over Spencer
Fisher, Yves Edwards,
Lauzon, and Matt Wiman
during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion.
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