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Augusto Mendes suffers injury moments after signing UFC deal, out of Sunday’s card in Boston

Legacy FC

Two days after signing with the UFC to fight Charles Rosa on short notice in Boston, Augusto Mendes is already out of the featherweight bout.

A multiple time jiu-jitsu world champion, "Tanquinho" signed with the promotion to replace injured Jimy Hettes. However, right after signing a deal with the UFC, the Brazilian suffered a rib injured in training and was forced off the card.

Sources close to the situation said Mendes will get a new fight in a future card. According to UFC PR Dave Sholler, Rosa will now face Kyle Bochniak on Sunday’s UFC event.

Bochniak improved his MMA record to 6-0 last Friday, defeating Taylor Trahan via first-round submission at CES 32. Fighting out of Boston, Bochniak only went the distance twice in his MMA career. Rosa (10-2) looks to bounce back from a split decision loss to Yair Rodriguez.

UFC Fight Night 81 takes place at the TD Garden in Boston, headlined by T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship.

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