- Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos tried his best to stay locked in for his The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale main event fight with Stipe Miocic. After breaking his hand, though, dos Santos was forced to exit. He has since been replaced by Fabio Maldonado for the May 31 card from Brazil.
During a recent on "UFC Tonight" earlier this week, the status of "Cigano" was revealed. He will need to immobilize his hand for four weeks to allow the broken bone to heal. No surgery will be needed as long as things progress over the next month.
Dos Santos was looking to get back on track after suffering a loss last year to Cain Velasquez in his quest to win back the UFC heavyweight title. He is targeting a return to action soon after his hand heals.
- Bethe Correia will get her chance to make it 2-for-2 against "The Four Horsewomen," signing to meet Shayna Baszler at UFC 176 later this year. The female bantamweight contest will take place August 2 from Los Angeles.
Correia (8-0) positioned herself perfectly in the division after defeating Jessamyn Duke last month. Following the decision win, she held up four fingers before dropping one of them, signifying she was coming after the remaining members of the group. That includes Ronda Rousey, the UFC female bantamweight champion.
Baszler (15-8) was a member of The Ultimate Fighter before losing to eventual champion Julianna Pena in the quarterfinals. She will be making her official Octagon debut.
- Weigh-ins for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva event took place earlier today. In the main event, welterweights Matt Brown and Erick Silva square off from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
The six-bout main card airs on FOX Sports 1 after four fights go down on FOX Sports 2. The entire event starts on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Complete weigh-in results can be found below:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Matt Brown (170.5 lbs.) vs. Erick Silva (170.5)
Costas Philippou (185) vs. Lorenz Larkin (185.5)
Erik Koch (155) vs. Daron Cruickshank (156)
Neil Magny (170.5) vs. Tim Means (170)
Soa Palelei (263) vs. Ruan Potts (244)
Chris Cariaso (125.5) vs. Louis Smolka (126)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)
Ed Herman (185) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5)
Kyoji Horiguchi (126) vs. Darrell Montague (125)
Yan Cabral (170.5) vs. Zak Cummings (169.5)
Eddie Wineland (136) vs. Johnny Eduardo (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Nik Lentz (145) vs. Manny Gamburyan (145.5)
Justin Salas (155.5) vs. Ben Wall (155)
Albert Tumenov (170.5) vs. Anthony Lapsley (174)
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