A slight change to next weekend’s UFC on FX 7 lineup certainly shouldn’t bother Brazilians excited about the organization’s upcoming stop in Sao Paolo. Though not officially confirmed, it appears Roger Hollett has withdrawn from a bout with Wagner Prado after tearing his bicep while training and will be replaced by Ildemar Alcantara. Both fighters are Brazilians with a good deal of success on the regional scene, making for a fan-friendly affair.
SporTV was first to report the change to the January 19 card.
The 25-year old Prado is 8-1 thus far in his career but is still seeking his first UFC win, having his debut against Phil Davis ruled a No Contest after an accidental eye-poke and then suffering a submission loss in the rematch. All of his victories but one have involved a strike-based stoppage.
Though Alcantara is a newcomer to the UFC he certainly brings some promise with him, compiling an overall record of 17-5 with fifteen finishes.
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