UFC 153 LogoBrazilian fighter Geronimo dos Santos has been forced off of the UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar fight card. UFC officials announced the fighters withdrawal on Thursday, although they did not specify the reason why.

Fighting his way up the ranks on the Brazilian circuit for many years, dos Santos was to have made his Octagon debut against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Having mixed results in his early career, dos Santos has been rather busy over the past couple years, fighting 14 times in that two-year span.

He is 13-1 during that time, including winning his last 12 fights, propelling him to his shot in the UFC.

The Brazilian is an explosive fighter with knockout power, but he’ll have to wait a little bit longer to show it in the Octagon.

It was unknown at the time of publication whether or not the UFC would be able to secure a new UFC 153 opponent for Gonzaga.

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