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Struve Injured, Out of Rematch With JDS

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Stefan Struve made his UFC debut vs. Junior Dos Santos on February 21, 2009, at UFC 95. Skyscraper lost at 0:54 of Round 1.

A rematch was scheduled for UFC Fight Night 105 on February 19, 2017, at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Unfortunately, Brazil’s Combate is reporting that Struve is injured and out of the fight.

Via Google Translate.

The UFC suffered a heavy blow at their Feb. 19 event in Halifax (CAN). Sources close to the organization told Combate.com that Stefan Struve, matched in the card’s main event in Canada against Junior dos Santos, suffered a shoulder injury and is out of the confrontation. The UFC is still looking for an opponent to replace the Dutchman, but there is a possibility that the Brazilian will have his fight canceled.

Struve is coming off two consecutive wins, against Bigfoot Silv and Daniel Omielanczuk, while JDS beat Ben Rothwell in his most recent performance in April of last year. If the Brazilian is actually withdrawn from the event, the organization will have to find other fighters of note to main event the card.

Confirmation came from several sources, including MMA Fighting.

“He is having surgery tomorrow morning to repair an injury to his shoulder,” said a representative. “He is very disappointed and looks forward to returning to competition as soon as possible. Thanks to all his fans for their ongoing support and he apologizes to Junior Dos Santos that they are not able to fight in February, but he looks forward to that fight in future.”

The event will be the second UFC in Nova Scotia; the first was UFC Fight Night 54 in October of 2014.
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Elias Theodorou vs. Cezar Ferreira
Thiago Santos vs. Jack Marshman
Alessandro Ricci vs. Alvaro Herrera
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Nordine Taleb
Reginaldo Vieira vs. Aiemann Zahabi
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