Branch Replaces Ferreira, Faces Palhares at UFC Live 3

MMAPlayground.com » Community » MMA News Share Forum » Branch Replaces Ferreira, Faces Palhares at UFC Live 3
FastKnockout
1/19/11 3:09:45PM
Renzo Gracie pupil Dave Branch will step in for Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira to take on leg lock specialist Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares at UFC Live 3 “Sanchez vs. Kampmann.”

The news was first reported by Heavy.com on Wednesday morning, and Sherdog.com has confirmed the switch with a source close to one of the fighters. Ferreira reportedly withdrew from the bout due to losing family and friends in the massive floods affecting southeastern Brazil.

On Tuesday, Chute Boxe Academy founder Rudimar Fedrigo told Brazilian website R7.com that Ferreira had been dismissed from his team.

The event, which takes place March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., will be headlined by a welterweight scrap between Danish striker Martin Kampmann and the resurgent Diego Sanchez. The main card will air live on Spike TV.


LINK
prozacnation1978
1/19/11 3:34:40PM
I think either one of them paul harris was gonna take a trophy home with him from them
CCPRIDE99
1/19/11 4:48:09PM
Sounds like a good fight. I think branch has good jits to stay outta the leg locks
Bloodhound
1/19/11 7:29:26PM
Branch will definetly be the better striker and his bjj should be good enough to avoid Palhares's submissions
Chael_Sonnen
1/19/11 9:11:11PM

Posted by Bloodhound

Branch will definetly be the better striker and his bjj should be good enough to avoid Palhares's submissions



Totally agree...not sure who to pick in this one yet

This fight should have some great transitions.
Related Topics