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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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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