Mac Danzig out Vagner Rocha in vs.‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 131

by Damon Martin | source:

mac Danzig apparently suffered a torn muscle during training that will sit him on the sidelines, and out of the fight against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in June at UFC 131.

The search is now on for a replacement to step in and face Cerrone on the June 11 show.

Quite a few of the UFC’s lightweights are already booked for fights or are on the shelf with injury, but UFC matchmaker Joe Silva is usually quick to react and will likely find a replacement in the coming days.

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Now MMAJunkie is reporting that the replacement is Vagner Rocha:

Promotional newcomer Vagner Rocha has been tapped as a replacement opponent against Donald Cerrone.

The Pablo Popovitch-trained Rocha has been fighting professionally since February 2009. Early career highlights include a pair of victories under the Bellator Fighting Championships banner, as well as a June 2010 loss to Bret Bergmark on the undercard of Strikeforce and M-1 Global's "Fedor vs. Werdum" event.

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UFC 131 takes place June 11 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Main event is Junior Dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin.


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