Yushin Okami was scheduled to be next in line for a shot at the Champion but a broken hand has taken him out of action. After defeating Ricardo Almeida in a title fight eliminator, Cote leap frogs Okami for the shot.
The following quote is from the article on MMAWeekly:
“Okami’s out of that fight. He broke his hand. If (Silva) fights in September it’ll be (Patrick) Cote,” stated White at Saturday night’s post-fight press conference at the Palms in Las Vegas.