UFC.com‘s Thomas Gerbasi reported just moments ago that UFC middleweight contender Thales Leites was forced out of UFC 81: “Breaking Point” due to a broken hand.
A broken right hand suffered in training Monday has forced middleweight contender Thales Leites to withdraw from his UFC 81 bout against Nate Marquardt. Leites, winner of three in a row in the Octagon, will undergo surgery on the hand later this week.
There is no report as to who will be the replacement to take on Nate Marquardt. Be sure to keep checking back for tons of UFC 81 News.