Sources close to the Justin Salas and Edson Barbosa fight, set to go down at UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping, are saying Salas is injured and out of the fight. As a result, it is now being reported that undefeated Lucas Martins will step in and make his Octagon debut in Brazil.
Martins has been a staple in the Jungle Fights promotion and in December alone he picked up two submission wins, making nine for the lightweight in 2012. Also notable, nine of his eleven instances of success have come by way of a stoppage.
A training injury has knocked Justin Salas out of a preliminary-card fight against Edson Barboza at “UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping” later this month. Stepping in for Salas is UFC newcomer Lucas Martins. Sources close to the promotion on Wednesday confirmed the news. UFC officials later announced the change.
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