A torn bicep has forced Canadian Roger Hollett out of a planned appearance at next week's UFC on FX 7 event, and Wagner Prado (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) now reportedly meets UFC newcomer Ildemar Alcantara (17-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout.
Brazilian outlet SporTV.com first reported the change, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed Hollet's withdrawal with his manager, Stanley Durst. UFC officials have yet to announce the switch.
UFC on FX 7 takes place Jan. 19 at Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida, also known as Ginasio do Ibirapuera, in San Paulo, Brazil. It will be the UFC's first trip to Sao Paulo since UFC 17.5 in October 1998. The main card airs on FX in the U.S. and features a middleweight fight between Vitor Belfort (21-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Michael Bisping (23-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC).
Alcantara is the reigning Jungle Fight middleweight champion and younger brother of three-time UFC veteran Yuri Alcantara, who also fights at UFC on FX 7. Ildemar comes to the UFC on the strength of a seven-fight win streak and is 11-1 in his past 12 fights, with the lone loss coming to current UFC welterweight Marcelo Guimares. Fifteen of Alcantara's 17 career wins have come by way of stoppage, including 10 by knockout.