Quick Hits: Injuries, Lil Nog to UFC & More


Alex Karalexis. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

- The Ultimate Fighter 1 veteran Alex Karalexis has suffered an injury that will prevent him from fighting Anthony Pettis at the upcoming WEC: Cerrone vs. Henderson bout in Youngstown, Ohio. [WEC]

- Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos was forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout with former U.S. Special Forces operative Tim Kennedy after he suffered a knee injury while training for the September 25 bout. [The Fight Network]

- UFC Fight Night 19 took a hit today when lightweight Kyle Bradley was forced to withdraw from his bout with Sam Stout after suffering an injury during training. No replacement for Stout has been announced. [MMA Junkie]

- During the UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira conference call, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira mentioned that his brother, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, will be in the UFC by the years end. [MMA Junkie]

- UFC light heavyweight Jake “Irish” O’Brien has been released from the UFC following his decision loss to Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 100: Making History. [Five Ounces of Pain]

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