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  1. Default Robert Drysdale reportedly out of UFC 163 with staph infection

    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...taph-infection

    A staph infection reportedly will delay the UFC debut of Robert Drysdale, who's been forced off next month's UFC 163 card.

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the scratch. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) could not immediately confirm the change, and as of Tuesday morning, the bout is still listed on UFC.com.

    Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was slated to fight fellow light heavyweight Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 163, which takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Drysdale was slotted in the Facebook-streamed preliminary card, which precede additional prelims on FX and a pay-per-view main card.

    It's not clear if a replacement will be sought.

    Drysdale, a world champion grappler who was born in the U.S. but spent much of his childhood in Brazil, made his official MMA debut in 2010. Recently, the black belt has competed for Legacy FC in Texas. All of six of his pro wins have come via first-round submission, including an April victory over Bellator vet D.J. Linderman.

    The latest UFC 163 card now includes:

    MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

    Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung - for featherweight title
    Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida
    Cezar Ferreira vs. Clint Hester
    Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson
    John Lineker vs. Phil Harris

    PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET) Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh

    Sheila Gaff vs. Amanda Nunes
    Neil Magny vs. Sergio Moraes
    Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos

    PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)

    Josh Clopton vs. Rani Yahya
    Ednaldo Oliveira vs. opponent TBA
    Viscardi Andrade vs. Bristol Marunde
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    Other than the main event (which will probably be over in the first 8 minutes), this card is pretty....meh
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    From a gambling perspective though...cha-ching.

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    Feel free to send over some winners good buddy
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    Yeah, this WAS going to be a good card...

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    Damn! I was looking forward to his fight... staph is tough, I can still remember the hole that it left on Kevin Randleman's side...... hope he heals up soon...

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    Lame.

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    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...do-oliveira-at
    Francimar Barroso reportedly replaces Drysdale, meets Oliveira at UFC 163
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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