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Struve injury results in new main event for Halifax UFC card

He was slated to be the feature bout on the Feb. 19 Fight Night card at Scotiabank Centre.

Stefan Struve was forced to pull out of his scheduled fight with Junior Dos Santos due to a shoulder injury.

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Stefan Struve was forced to pull out of his scheduled fight with Junior Dos Santos due to a shoulder injury.

TORONTO — The UFC is working on a new main event for next month's Halifax card after Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve was forced to pull out of his scheduled fight with Junior Dos Santos due to a shoulder injury.

It was slated to be the feature bout on the Feb. 19 Fight Night card at Scotiabank Centre.

Struve recently had to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, a UFC spokesperson said in an email. Organizers are working on finalizing a replacement fight and an update is expected soon.

The seven-foot Struve (32-8) is currently ranked 10th among heavyweight contenders.

The televised show will be the UFC's 23rd in Canada and second in Halifax.

 

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