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Newcomer Vagner Rocha Agrees to Fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 131

UFC newcomer Vagner Rocha has agreed to replace Mac Danzig against Donald Cerrone at UFC 131, the organization announced late Tuesday evening.

Danzig was forced to withdraw from the fight due to an injury sustained in training.

Rocha (6-1) has competed in Bellator and Strikeforce in the past. In fact, his lone defeat came against Bret Bergmark via unanimous decision at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum last June.

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Pablo Popovitch, Rocha steps in on less than one month's notice to fight the former WEC lightweight champion Cerrone.

Cerrone (14-3, 1 no contest) won his UFC debut in February when he submitted Paul Kelly at UFC 126.

No word just yet on whether the fight will remain on the Spike TV prelims telecast.

UFC 131, headlined by Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin, airs live on pay-per-view from Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 11.

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