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Vitor Belfort out with fractured hand

Updated: May 27, 2012, 9:17 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

A broken hand has forced middleweight contender Vitor Belfort to withdraw from UFC 147, promotion president Dana White said Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Belfort was scheduled to meet Wanderlei Silva in the card's main event, which will be held June 23 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

"I wake up this morning and Vitor Belfort breaks his hand, and he's in surgery," said White, who also learned Saturday that UFC ring-card girl Arianny Celeste was arrested by Las Vegas police and charged with ...

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