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Wanderlei Silva Out of UFC 116 with Fractured Ribs, Chris Leben In

MMA Fighting has the disheartening news.

Wanderlei Silva, who was scheduled to meet Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 on July 3, has been forced to withdraw from the card due to fractured ribs suffered in training, UFC president Dana White confirmed with MMA Fighting Tuesday afternoon. reports that Chris Leben has agreed to face “Sexyama” at UFC 116.