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The Curse Is On: Matt Wiman Becomes the Latest Main-Carder to Drop Out of UFC Fight Night 22


(Matt Wiman’s face-off against Shane Nelson gets heated before UFC 107. Poor, sweet Natasha. She has no idea what’s going on. / Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

Just one day after his opponent Mac Danzig fell off the card, UFC Fight Night 22 co-headliner Matt Wiman has also withdrawn from the event due to a broken arm suffered in training. The Curse of Fight Night 22 has already claimed Alan Belcher (detached retina), as well as Nick Catone (shoulder and back) and Aaron Simpson (staph). Austin-area police are currently rounding up local witches and voodoo priestesses for questioning.

Still, one man’s misfortune is another’s unbelievable opportunity. Stepping in for Wiman against Efrain Escudero will be undefeated Brazilian prospect Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira, who made his UFC debut in dramatic fashion earlier this month at Jones vs. Matyushenko, when he tapped Darren Elkins via armbar in just 41 seconds; the performance scored him the event’s Submission of the Night bonus. Another big win just a month-and-a-half later could put Oliveira on the lightweight map. Will he rise to the occasion?

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Fried Taco- August 20, 2010 at 10:18 am
Natasha was happy because she had just quit her golf caddy job, knowing that she had years of employment to look forward to with the UFC.
agentsmith- August 20, 2010 at 7:03 am
Awww, Natasha... seeing her again makes me a sad panda. :(
jimbonics- August 20, 2010 at 6:59 am
God Damn you Fowlkes!
ReX13- August 20, 2010 at 6:33 am
"Poor, sweet Natasha. She has no idea what's going on."

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