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Andre Gusmao vs. Jon Jones UFC 87 fight booked with Tomasz Drwal injured

andre gusmaoFor the second straight time, Tomasz Drwal has been forced to withdraw from an upcoming fight inside the Octagon because of an injury.

This time the "Polish Gorilla" -- who dropped his debut with the promotion in a battle with Thiago Silva at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" in September 2007 -- will be unable to take on Andre Gusmao at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" on August 9.

No details of the injury were revealed; however, he has had previous problems with his knee.

UFC newcomer Jon Jones (6-0) was today announced as his official replacement for the 205-pound tilt. He's a relatively new to the sport; however, that hasn't stopped him from rattling of six straight wins -- all in 2008.

Jones has been a busy man indeed. But he'll have his hands full in Minnesota.

Gusmao (pictured on left) is an undefeated fighter who most recently competed in the International Fight League (IFL). In fact, his first round knockout win (knee) of Mike Ciesnolevicz sealed the victory for the Renzo Gracie-led New York Pitbulls at the 2007 Team Championship Final in September.

He was supposed to make his Octagon debut at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" against David Heath; however, contractual obligations with the IFL prevented him from competing in the 205-pound bout. It appears that the red tape has now been lifted.

UFC 87 takes place from at the Target Center from Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, August 9. To check out the most recent UFC 87 card click here.

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