Tipped to fight Alexandre Cacareco August 27 at UFC Rio, Rousimar Toquinho will now have to prepare for a different opponent. First reported by the Portal do Vale Tudo website, GRACIEMAG.com has now confirmed that “Toquinho” will be facing Dan Miller instead.
Oddly, the name Toquinho wasn’t showing on the official card for UFC Rio. However, last week his coach, Murilo Bustamante, confirmed to GRACIEMAG.com that the black belt will be fighting at the event. Miller, who boasts a 13-win and five-loss career, is coming off a loss to Nate Marquardt, while Toquinho is coming off a win over Dave Branch.
The reason for Cacareco being pulled from the fight is still unknown. Recently the fighter dropped off the card for UFC on Versus 3, where he would have faced the very Palhares, his former training partner. On the occasion Cacareco alleged to have lost family members in the landslides that devastated the town of Teresópolis in Rio de Janeiro.
Check out the card as it stands:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 27, 2011
Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
Rodrigo Minotauro vs. Brendan Schaub
Maurício Shogun vs. Forrest Griffin
Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson
Luiz “Banha” Cane vs. Stanislav Nedok
Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Erick Silva vs. Mike Swick
Yuri Marajó vs. Antonio Carvalho
Rousimar Toquinho vs. Dan Miller
Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland