Yushin Okami vs Buddy Roberts booked for UFC 150 with Rousimar Palhares hurt

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 06: Yushin Okami attends the UFC press conference at Shinjuku Wald 9 on September 6, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The UFC will hold the Japan Tournament on February 26, 2012. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

Well, this sucks.

A highly-anticipated middleweight match-up pitting Yushin Okami vs. Rousimar Palhares has been scrapped for the UFC 150 pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Aug. 11, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, due to a knee injury Palhares suffered in training camp.

Fighters Only was the bearer of bad news earlier today and according to his coach, Murilo Bustamante, the Brazilian submission specialist may require surgery:

"He got an injury in his knee during the camp. Bad luck. He is out of action for while. After next two weeks we will know for sure if he'll need a surgery."

With "Toquinho" on the shelf, promotion sophomore Buddy Roberts has been pulled from his bout opposite Chris Camozzi at the same event to keep "Thunder" in the "Mile-High City."

As luck would have it, "Kamikaze" also fell victim to the injury bug, freeing up Roberts to take the short-notice bout against Okami when UFC matchmaker Joe Silva went on the prowl.

Anyone think the promotion sophomore has a shot against the former division number one contender?

UFC 150: "Henderson vs. Edgar 2" will be headlined by a lightweight championship rematch featuring reigning division kingpin Ben Henderson putting his 155-pound strap on the line against former titleholder Frankie Edgar. In addition, Jake Shields returns to 185-pounds against Ed Herman whlle Donald Cerrone looks to beat down Melvin Guillard.

For the latest UFC 150 news and notes check out our complete event archive right here. To check out the latest "Henderson vs. Edgar 2" fight card and rumors click here.

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