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Broken Arm Forces Jorge Rivera Out of UFC 118 Bout with Alessio Sakara

Jorge RiveraJorge Rivera has been forced out of his UFC 118 matchup with fellow middleweight Alessio Sakara after suffering a broken arm while training for the August 28 event in Boston, the Massachusetts native Rivera announced today on Facebook.

The bout was scheduled to air during the one-hour UFC 118 prelims special on Spike, which also includes Joe Lauzon vs. Terry Etim.

Rivera (18-7) scored a second-round knockout of Nate Quarry in March for his third-straight win, while Sakara (15-7) has also won three-straight, most-recently earning a first-round TKO of James Irvin in March.

The UFC is expected to search for a replacement to face Sakara at UFC 118, while a timeline for Rivera’s return is not yet known.

The UFC 118 fight card is headlined by a rematch between lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn and also features Randy Couture vs. James Toney and Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard.

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Pictured: Jorge Rivera


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