Two more fights have been altered on the UFC on FX 7 fight card which takes place in less than two weeks in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roger Hollet has been forced out of his light-heavyweight bout with Wagner Prado and has been replaced by the debuting Ildemar Alcantara. Ildemar’s younger brother Yuri Alcantara has also gotten a new opponent for his preliminary bout as George Roop’s removal has made way for another debuting Brazilian in Pedro Noble. The news was announced earlier today on the UFC’s official website.
Ildemar Alcantara is 17-5 in his professional career and is currently riding 7-fight win streak with 6 first round stoppages amongst them. Whilst his debut may be short notice, a win over Wagner Prado would be a significant start to his UFC run. Prado will also be looking to earn his first UFC win after a disappointing fight with Phil Davis back at UFC 153.
Yuri Alcantara was on a 13 fight win streak, including two wins in the UFC, before having his streak broken in his most recent fight with Hacran Dias. The Brazilian will be looking to get back to his winning ways when he meets late replacement Pedro Noble. Nobre was eliminated in the first episode of TUF Brasil last year, but went on to rack up four wins outside the Octagon in 2012.
UFC on FX 7 takes place January 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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