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Wanderlei Silva Steps in to Face Cung Le for UFC 139

Written on September 22, 2011 by Lulu

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Dana White had confirmed that Wanderlei Silva will steps in to replace Vitor belfort for his upcoming match against Cung Le at UFC 139.

UFC president, , posted on Twitter last Wednesday that Cung Lee will replace for his upcoming match for against . was forced out of the bout due to injury.

Wanderlei Silva steps in just a few months after his entire UFC career came into question, following a knockout loss to Chris Leben in July. The said legendary PRIDE fighter has gone 1-3 in his last four fights. However, he still wants to fight so he’ll get his chance this November against former Strikeforce middleweight champion — . The bout between Wanderlei Silva and will remain as the co-main event slot for UFC 139.

UFC 139 will take place on November 19 in San Jose, featuring a light heavyweight fight between and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

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