May 22, 2008

Coleman injured; Lesnar fight postponed

Former UFC heavyweight champion Mark Coleman has injured his knee and will be forced to withdraw from his fight against Brock Lesnar.

Coleman, 43, tore an MCL while training and will be sidelined up to six weeks.

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (16-2) will now headline the UFC 87 event at Target Center, taking on Jon Fitch (17-2). Fitch is a former wrestler at Purdue University.

In announcing Coleman’s withdrawal from the bout, the UFC confirmed that Brock Lesnar is still expected to fight at UFC 87 and that a new opponent is yet to be determined.
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