The injury bug continues going strong into 2013 as Yuri Alcantara now finds himself looking at a third opponent for UFC on FX 7. An injury to George Roop, who replaced Johnny Eduardo, has seen him out of the bout according to SporTV.com. Stepping in for the TUF veteran will be Pedro Nobre.
Alcantara (27-4) is looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Hacran Dias at UFC 147 in June, a loss that snapped a 13-fight win-streak.
Nobre (14-1-2) was a contestant on TUF: Brazil, but was eliminated in the qualifying round after suffering a knockout at the hands of Marcos “Vina”. The Brazilian had a busy 2012, going 4-1-1 on the Brazilian regional circuit.
UFC on FX 7 marks the promotion’s first trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 19 as they take over Ginasio do Ibirapuera.