A broken arm has forced Jorge Rivera to withdraw from his UFC 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2" fight against Alessio Sakara at the TD Garden on August 28 in Boston, Massachusetts.
"El Conquistador" broke the unfortunate news via his Facebook account earlier today.
Rivera (18-7) was riding a three-fight winning streak following his March 31 shellacking of Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 21 at the Bojangles Coliseum in North Carolina.
The longtime MMA veteran improved to 7-5 under the UFC banner, with his knockout win over the "Rock" perhaps being his best performance to date. The 38-year-old New England native was hoping to find himself among the big guns of the UFC middleweight division with an impressive win over "Legionarius."
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for word on a possible replacement for Rivera as well as any additional changes to the upcoming UFC 118 fight card.
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