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Geronimo Dos Santos Pulled From UFC 153 Fight Due To Hepatitis B

Geronimo dos Santos was expected to make his UFC debut this Saturday night vs. Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar. However, dos Santos was forced out of the bout.

According to Guilherme Cruz of, dos Santos tested positive for Hepatitis B during a pre-fight blood test. The UFC tested all the fighters set to compete on the card.

Dos Santos (34-14) has won each of his last 12 fights. He will be forced to undergo a 12-month treatment to rid his body of the disease.

No new opponent was signed for Gonzaga.