‘Cyborg’ Injured, Exits Daley Bout at July 30 Strikeforce

By Mike Whitman Jun 24, 2011
Evangelista Santos has suffered a shoulder injury in training and will not compete against Paul Daley at Strikeforce “Fedor vs. Henderson.”

Sherdog.com on Friday confirmed Santos’ injury and his plans to withdraw from his July 30 conflict with a source close to the situation. According to Sherdog’s source, “Cyborg” will need to undergo four weeks of rehabilitation on his injured shoulder, preventing him from competing against the heavy-handed Brit. MMAPrime.tv first reported the news.

Headlined by the titular heavyweight confrontation between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson, the event will emanate from the Sears Centre in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Ill. It will also likely feature a women’s welterweight title scrap between Marloes Coenen and Miesha Tate, as well as a pivotal middleweight tilt pitting Robbie Lawler against Tim Kennedy.

Santos (Pictured; file photo), 33, had a two-fight winning streak snapped in January by Strikeforce welterweight king Nick Diaz. New to the welterweight ranks, the Brazilian competed for most of his career at light heavyweight and middleweight before making the cut to 170 pounds last year. A product of the vaunted Chute Boxe camp, Santos, 33, has knocked out 11 of his 18 career victims since beginning his professional career in 1997.

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