An injury has forced Antonio Braga Neto from UFC Fight for The Troops card scheduled for November. Neto was set to face Derek Brunsun, but Brunsun will now face UFC Newcomer Brian Houston. Houston comes to the UFC with a record of 4-0 and three of those wins have come by way of knockout.
UFC Fight For The Troops, also known as UFC Fight Night 31, takes place on November 6 at Fort Campbell in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In the main event, Lyoto Machida will make his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy. While both fighters are rebounding from losses, many feel Machida should have gotten the nod over Phil Davis. This is the third time the UFC is hosting a Fight For The Troops, and the proceeds from the event will benefit injured soldiers returning from overseas.
Braga Neto told MMAFighting.com:
“I hurt my shoulder in training. I can’t move my right arm perfectly.”
“I don’t know what exactly I hurt, but if it’s the muscle I’ll probably be able to train again in two weeks. I believe I can beat (Brunson) with my arm like this and I wanted to fight. I’m frustrated, man, I really wanted to brawl.”
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