The UFC 161 card continues to undergo main card shuffling, this time not due to the dreaded injury bug. The UFC has announced that they have removed Soa Palelei from his UFC debut against Stipe Miocic in favour of a Nelson/Miocic match-up on the card.
Palelei took to twitter to inform his fans that he would no longer be facing Miocic at UFC 161:
The injury 2 Barao caused the @ufc 2 make sum changes 2 #UFC161 & has left me w/o an opponent. Sorry #HulkGladiators! I will be back soon!
— Soa The Hulk Palelei (@soathehulk) May 22, 2013
After a unanimous decision win over Joey Beltran, Stipe would go on to KO fellow heavyweights Phil De Fries and Shane Del Rosario to cement himself as a legitimate threat in the heavyweight division before having his hype train derailed by Dutch striker Stefan Struve. The Golden Gloves champ and NCAA Divison I wrestler will be looking to get back in the win column with a big win over fan favourite Soa.
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