may have to wait a while longer for his sophomore outing
at light heavyweight, as the powerful Czech has suffered a mouth
infection that may prevent him from competing against Luis
Artur Cane Jr.
Sherdog.com learned from sources close to the fighter on Tuesday
afternoon that the 25-year-old prospect has been struck with a
mouth infection that stemmed from a training injury. Vemola
(Pictured) may have to undergo mouth surgery to combat the
It is unknown at this time if the promotion is searching for a
replacement for the
London Shootfighters product. Vemola’s bout with Cane was
slated to air on Spike TV as part of a “UFC Prelims Live” special,
alongside a lightweight scrap between Anthony
Njokuani and Edson Barboza.
UFC 128 will go down March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark,
N.J., and will be headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt
between reigning champion Mauricio
'Shogun" Rua and red-hot prospect Jon Jones. The
evening’s main event was initially to feature Rua defending his
title against Jones’ teammate, Rashad
Evans. However, former champ Evans sustained a knee injury in
training, and the 23-year-old “Bones” stepped up on short notice to
fill the bill.
Vemola was last seen in his light heavyweight debut UFC 122,
Petruzelli en route to a first-round TKO victory. That win
followed the first loss of Vemola’s career, a unanimous decision
H.I.T. Squad product Jon Madsen in
Vemola’s UFC debut. Before entering the UFC, Vemola had been a
monster at heavyweight, racking up seven consecutive first-round
stoppage victories. Vemola’s loss to Madsen remains the only time
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