Heavyweight jiu-jitsu ace Rolles
Gracie has suffered an injury and will be unable to compete as
expected at the World
Series of Fighting’s upcoming third event.
Sherdog.com confirmed Gracie’s injury with sources close to the
promotion. As a result, Gracie’s planned showdown with Dave
Huckaba has been scrapped, and a preliminary lightweight duel
Volkmann and Lyle
Beerbohm will be promoted to the NBC Sports Network broadcast.
WSOF 3 takes place June 14 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las
Vegas and is headlined by a welterweight rematch between UFC
veterans Jon Fitch and
Volkmann, 32, was released from the UFC this past February on the
heels of his loss to Strikeforce import Bobby Green,
who notched a third-round submission over the Minnesotan at UFC
156. The wrestler has earned a 6-2 record since making the cut to
155 pounds in 2010, picking up notable wins over Ronys
Castillo and Efrain
Escudero along the way.
Beerbohm, 34, has won six straight fights since receiving his
Strikeforce release in 2011 following consecutive defeats to
Healy and Shinya Aoki.
“Fancy Pants” has already posted two victories to start 2013,
notching finishes under the Washington state-based Northwest
Fighting banner in January and March.