With Jimi Manuwa Injured, Shogun Rua to Face Ovince St. Preux at UFC Brazil

Jimi Manuwa broke his foot ahead of his scheduled UFC Fight Night 56 bout and has been forced out of the card’s main event with Shogun Rua, officials announced on Wednesday.

Shogun will now face Ovince St. Preux in the featured bout on the Nov. 8 card, which takes place at the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlândia, Brazil.

Details on how Manuwa sustained the injury were not revealed.

Rua (22-9) comes into the Fight Night card looking to get back on the winning track after a brutal loss to Dan Henderson last March. In the fight, Rua looked ahead on the scorecards, but Henderson then landed a massive right hand that sent Shogun falling to the canvas. The former UFC light heavyweight champion has lost three of his las four.

St-Preux (16-6) is also coming off a loss, but has had the better run in the UFC, going 4-1 during his Octagon tenure. He was originally tabbed to face Francimar Barroso, and plans to provide Barroso with a replacement opponent were not revealed.

(Image via Dana White’s Instagram)

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