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Knee injury sidelines Anthony Pettis

Updated: June 14, 2013, 5:13 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Top-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis suffered a knee injury that has forced him out of an Aug. 3 featherweight title bout with champion Jose Aldo in Rio de Janeiro, UFC president Dana White announced Friday.

"Pettis hurt his knee, Korean Zombie [Chan Sung Jung] will now face Jose Aldo on the Aug card in Rio Brazil," White tweeted.

Pettis, who secured the top lightweight contender ranking in January with a first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone, opted instead to drop to 145 ...

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