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Injured, Murilo Bustamante is out of Clube da Luta; Helson "Pé de Chumbo" Heleno steps in to face Yuya Shirai

    Tue, 2011-07-19 13:39 — SilvaBR

     The most awaited fighter and star of Clube da Luta, which takes place this Wednesday (20th), at Rio de Janeiro, Murilo Bustamante will not return to the cage this week. By Twitter, the leader and athlete of BTT announced that suffered an injury and did not have time to recover in time to face Yuya Shirai. 
     
    "Due to an injury suffered last week, which I have been treating since then, unfortunately without success, I will not fight in Clube da Luta, on July 20, at Via Show", he said.
     
    Former UFC champion, Bustamante would do the first of a probable series of three fights in 2011, and regretted not being able to feel the warmth of the Brazilian fans again.
     
    "It's a very sad moment for me, because it would be realizing a lifelong dream to return to fight in the rings of Brazil after 14 years of fighting abroad. Thanks to the understanding of the organizers of the event and I apologize to my fans who counted on my presence on the card. But I'll be there in the day honoring and watching the fights of the event that for me it is the biggest and best MMA event ever made in Brazil", he added.
     
    Delson "Pé de Chumbo Heleno" will now step in to face Yuya Shirai at tonight's event in Rio. Heleno enters the fight with an eight fight winning streak.
     

    Updated card below, from GracieMag.com
     
    Clube da LutaVia Show,
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011
     
    GP reserve bout
    Claudionor Fontinele vs. Keu Santos
     
    Under 77kg GP
    Edilberto Crocotá vs. Viscardi Andrade

    Hernani Perpetuo vs. Daniel Acácio
     
    Superfights:
    Eduardo Kiko vs. Junior de Oliveira

    Alexandre Chambinho vs. Toninho Fúria

    Ronys Torres vs. Eduardo Pachu
     
    Under 77kg GP final
    Glover Teixeira vs. Marcio Pé de Pano

    Delson Pé de Chumbo vs Yuya Shirai
     


     
     

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