Rib injury knocks Rodolfo Vieira out of Fight Island


Markus Perez is once again in need of an opponent after Rodolfo Vieira withdrew from a middleweight clash with him on in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., multiple people with knowledge of the shift told MMA Fighting following a report from Combate.

Vieira told MMA Fighting he was unable to continue training for the 185-pound fight due to a rib injury. Perez, meanwhile, said he specifically asked the UFC to match him up against rising sensation Khamzat Chimaev, who dispatched Gerald Meerschaert just days ago in Las Vegas, but the request was denied.

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