Belfort injured, Wanderlei Silva in vs. Cung Le at UFC 139


UFC President Dana White twittered the news moments ago.

Vitor is injured and out of San Jose fight. Now Cung Le will fight Wandy!

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The extent of Belfort’s injury was not announced.

Le will be making his UFC debut at the San Jose event. San Jose is his adopted hometown, and the location of all eight of his fights under the Strikeforce banner.

Le is the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, as well as an accomplished kickboxer, touting an undefeated record at 17-0. His only career loss was to Scott Smith at Strikeforce Evolution in December of 2009. He avenged that loss to Smith in most recent fight on June 2010, 

Silva last fought at UFC 132, losing to Chris Leben via TKO. Silva now sits at 2-4 since returning to the UFC just under four years ago.

The combined age for Le and Silva is 74, one of the oldest combined ages for a fight in UFC history.

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Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

9/23/11 3:23 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 Second best.  After Melving Manhoef, the original Silva destroyer.

Sierra Nevada site profile image  

9/23/11 2:35 PM by Sierra Nevada

 ^^^ Yes

Combat Vette site profile image  

9/23/11 8:16 AM by Combat Vette

Is that Mayhem in the background??

Sierra Nevada site profile image  

9/22/11 11:04 PM by Sierra Nevada

 + 1

IL Razzo site profile image  

9/22/11 10:31 PM by IL Razzo

Thats whats up man. I dont know if he would beat Anderson or not but I know he would give him a competitive fight and people are sleeping on him bigtime. Im excited to see him make a run in the UFC and I hope he actually makes one instead of a fight here and there in between long layoffs for movies. I think he would be #1 contender in no time.Like I said I love Wand and Id love it still if he wins this fight. Le is a badass though

Mmanizzle site profile image  

9/22/11 7:05 PM by Mmanizzle

 Cung Wins via head kick then gets a title shot.  Watch.   Dana's been waiting for someone to fight Anderson who's not afraid..  

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

9/22/11 6:09 PM by Jons Forsberg

Cung via spinning back kick KO.

Sierra Nevada site profile image  

9/22/11 5:07 PM by Sierra Nevada

 Yawn all you want, Cung is the best fighter on the planet.

salmonstinks site profile image  

9/22/11 2:32 PM by salmonstinks

It is pretty amazing how Cung makes those scissor takedowns work.His spin kicks are also so deceptive. Guys don't see them very often and understanding how fast the distance can be closed with them is hard to gauge.

danawhiteistheworst site profile image  

9/22/11 1:14 PM by danawhiteistheworst

I heard both fighters will be fighting sanz shoes. No special rules