Co-Main Event Changed For Lesnar vs. Carwin UFC PPV

Matt Boone

UFC president Dana White confirmed today that Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama will no longer be taking place at UFC 116 as scheduled. Silva apparently suffered multiple broken ribs in training, which will prevent him from fighting on the event that will still be headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin for the UFC Heavyweight title.

According to White, Akiyama will still compete on the July 3rd PPV show, however a replacement for Silva has yet to be named.

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