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Newly Signed Iliarde Santos Replaces Marcos Vinicius, Meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8

It has been reported by Tatame, that Iliarde Santos has be signed to fight Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8.

Santos will be replacing the injured Marcos Vinicius. Vinicius was forced out of the bout due to a knee injury suffered in training last week.

The Brazilian native is making his UFC debut riding a six fight win streak, and holding an overall record of 27-6, including one no contest. The 32- year old has earned 12 KO/TKO, and six submission victories.

Alcantara is 3-1-1 in his last five fights including a knockout victory over surging featherweight prospect Ricardo Lamas. He is most recently coming off a controversial no contest when he supposivedly delivered punches to the back of the head of Pedro Nobre at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping.

UFC on FX 8 will take place on May 18th in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The card will be headlined by Vitor Belfort, who will be clashing with former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

Photo By: Josh Holmberg- USA Today Sports


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