It’s the bout that was never meant to be. American Top Team fighter Wilson Gouveia will be forced out of his UFC 102 fight after suffering a back injury during training. Two days ago, Gouveia’s original opponent, James Irvin, was just replaced by Ed Herman after it was revealed that Irvin had hurt his knee.
MMANews.com was the first to report Gouveia’s injury, however no official announcement has come from the UFC or Gouveia regarding the matter.
It is currently unknown who might step in for Gouveia just three weeks before game time, however there shouldn’t be a problem finding someone to fill in for the un-televised bout.
The Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon will play host to the highly anticipated, and long overdue, heavyweight bout between former champions Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.