MMA Weekly has just reported that top light heavyweight contender, Vitor Belfort has once again suffered an injury and will not be able fight at UFC 122. Nate Marquardt will instead face Yushin Okami in the night’s main event.
Sources close to the event have confirmed that Marquardt vs. Okami has officially been signed for the main card event November 13th.
It was stated earlier this week that the winner of this bout will get a title shot in the coming year. Marquardt already having an impressive history, will most likely receive a title shot if he was to win the bout against Okami.
Detail of Belfort’s injury have not yet been released, but we will be posting updates as the news comes in.