Rousimar Palhares Out; Buddy Roberts In Against Yushin Okami at UFC 150


A late change has been made to the upcoming UFC 150 card in Denver as Rousimar Palhares has been forced out of his fight with Yushin Okami.

Greg Jackson trained middleweight Buddy Roberts now steps in to face Okami on the show happening on Aug. 11 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Roberts’ manager Ali Abdel Aziz from Dominance MMA confirmed the news via Twitter late Tuesday evening, and also independently confirmed the switch to MMAWeekly.com as well.

Buddy Roberts gets a huge opportunity in only his second UFC fight as he steps in to face perennial top ten middleweight Yushin Okami on short notice.

Roberts was already competing on the card against Colorado native Chris Camozzi, but now moves up in the card to face Okami instead.

The veteran middleweight, who is also an instructor at Greg Jackson’s gym in New Mexico, has won his last six fights in a row including his UFC debut where he defeated Caio Magalhaes by unanimous decision.

Now he faces Yushin Okami in a bout that will still remain on the main card for the UFC 150 pay-per-view headlined by lightweight champion Benson Henderson in a rematch with Frankie Edgar.

As for Rousimar Palhares, the nature of his injury has not been revealed at this time, but for now he will sit on the sidelines and await his return at a later date.

UPDATE: Sources have also indicated that local fighter Chris Camozzi has suffered a training injury and will not remain on the UFC 150 card. MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the show as it develops.

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