The misfortunes of the already injury plagued UFC 153 seem to show no signs of slowing, this time it is debuting heavyweight Geronimo Dos Santos finds himself out of action as the promotion returns to his homeland of Brazil. His opponent, former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga, now awaits a the announcement of a new opponent, perhaps even standing as a suitable option to face Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.
No official word was given s to why “Mondragon” has been pulled from the bill. The Brazilian is on a ten-fight win-streak, which includes a knockout victory over UFC veteran Antonio Mendes.
UFC 153 takes place Oct. 13 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.