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Luiz Cane replaces James Irvin at UFC 85

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Luiz Cane replaces James Irvin at UFC 85

by MMAjunkie.com Staff

A broken foot has forced James Irvin (14-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) out of his UFC 85 bout with Rashad Evans (11-0-1 MMA, 6-0-1 UFC), and the light-heavyweight fighter will be replaced by Luiz Cane (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC).

The UFC today confirmed the change to UFC 85, which takes place June 7 at the 02 Arena in London, England. The event, headlined by Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves, airs live on pay per view.

This is yet another blow to the UFC 85 fight card, which has been cursed with constant changes, including the loss of headliners Chuck Liddell and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua to injuries and the recent arrest of former main-card participant Chris Leben.

The Evans vs. Cane fight airs on the night's televised main card.

Cane had been scheduled to fight Jason Lambert at the event. Lambert has since been removed from the UFC.com UFC 85 Events page completely.

Evans, the heavyweight winner of "The Ultimate Fighter 2," has since emerged as a top light-heavyweight contender. He remains undefeated in MMA and most recently defeated Michael Bisping via split decision at UFC 78 in November.

Cane, meanwhile, made his UFC debut -- and suffered his first career loss -- to Irvin at UFC 79. The Brazilian was winning the December bout but tagged Irvin with an illegal knee for a disqualification loss.

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Wow its like the curse of UFC 85.....Although card looks amazing this now is not one im so excited..

Post #1   5/20/08 8:58:04PM   

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This is old news and so is your other post about Leben.

Post #2   5/20/08 8:58:54PM   

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Sorry didnt see a thread about them and wanted to see what everyone thought...thanks for you input...

Post #3   5/20/08 9:04:28PM   

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Posted by AllKnowin1

Sorry didnt see a thread about them and wanted to see what everyone thought...thanks for you input...



That's okay, but if you want input ...Go Here

Post #4   5/20/08 9:15:07PM   

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doesnt it seem like injuries are becoming more and more frequent in MMA now.

Post #5   5/20/08 9:49:30PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

doesnt it seem like injuries are becoming more and more frequent in MMA now.



yea, because fighters are training harder and harder since the competetition is getting much harder, and that can sometime lead to injuries.

Post #6   5/20/08 10:34:40PM