marcos-vinicius-3.jpgMarcos Vinicius reportedly has suffered an injury that will force him out of UFC on FX 8 next month.

Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled to meet Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a bantamweight bout on the card. But Brazilian news outlet Tatame reports the “TUF: Brazil” vet is out with a knee injury.

UFC officials have not yet confirmed his injury, nor have they announced a replacement to meet Alcantara on the card.

UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event’s main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.

Vinicius, a cast member on the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” won his official UFC debut with a “Knockout of the Night” win over fellow cast member Wagner Campos. But at the TUF 16 Finale in December, he dropped to bantamweight and was knocked out by Johnny Bedford in the second round, snapping a four-fight win streak.

Alcantara in January appeared to have a win over Pedro Nobre in hand. But referee Dan Miragliotta said his punches were illegal. Nobre was unable to continue, and the fight ended as a no contest. Alcantara started his UFC career with two straight wins, which came on the heels of a knockout win over current featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas in the WEC’s finale. But this past June, he lost a decision to Hacran Dias, which has kept him without a win for more than a year.

UFC on FX 8 features a headliner between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort.

The card includes:

MAIN CARD (FX 9 p.m. ET)

  • Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
  • Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham

PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
  • Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Yuri Alcantara vs. TBA
  • Lance Benoist vs. Paulo Thiago
  • Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
  • Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)

  • John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau
  • Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga
  • Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins

For the latest on UFC on FX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Marcos Vinicius)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Report: Ben Saunders out of UFC Fight Night Rio co-main vs. Erick Silva due to injury

  • 22 days ago
  • 9 views

...Because apparently UFC Rio hasn't had enough card-crippling injuries. Bad news has hit the seemingly cursed UFC Fight Night event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is just two weeks away. Sherdog's read news >>

Rafael Cordeiro explains how Rafael dos Anjos suffered injury before UFC 185

  • 14 days ago
  • 11 views

DALLAS -- Rafael Cordeiro discusses Rafael dos Anjos' win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, the injury dos Anjos suffered before the fight, Beneil Dariush's win and his future, and more. read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Fractured Rib and Return

  • 5 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw suffered a rib injury during his preparation for a rematch with Renan Barao at UFC 186. The fight has now been postponed and there's no timetable for his retu read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Out Of UFC 186 Title Fight With Rib Injury

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw suffered a rib injury during training forcing him out of his title defense against former champion Renan Barao at UFC 186. read news >>

Report: Back injury removes Claudia Gadelha from bout against Aisling Daly

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

Brazilian strawweight Claudia Gadelha suffered an injury during wrestling practice and had to jump out of her upcoming bout against Aisling Daly in Poland. The UFC has not yet settled if there will b read news >>

Report: Claudia Gadelha injured, pulled from UFC Fight Night 64 bout against Aisling Daly

  • 2 days ago
  • 7 views

The injury bug shows no mercy. Another one bites the dust. In a week that has already seen the injury bug claim UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, surging lightweight contender Paul Felder, and read news >>

Anderson Silva reportedly to admit to 'therapeutic' PED usage at next NAC hearing

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

A report coming out of Brazil's Universo Online says that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will admit to his PED use next month at a NAC hearing. Former UFC middleweight champion and M read news >>

Anderson Silva Will Reportedly Admit to 'Therapeutic' PEDs Use | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC is reporting that Anderson Silva will admit to having used “several performance enhancing substances” in order to aid in his recovery. read news >>

Report: Anderson Silva to Admit 'Therapeutic' Use of Steroids

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 views

News that former UFC middleweight champion and possibly the greatest mixed martial artist of all time Anderson Silva had failed multiple drug tests surrounding his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz shook t read news >>