UFC veteran and Finland-based fighter Lucio Linhares has announced via Facebook that he has withdrawn from his middleweight title bout at The Zone FC 11 scheduled for November 10.

Linhares Cheng
Linares Versus Cheng for the Title is Scrapped

“Hey guys, I am so sorry but unfortunatelly I will have to withdraw from my next fight, an old injury is preventing me from training and from performing in my best, those who know my spartan spirit knows that a little thing would not stop me. Anyway I hope to be back as soon as possible, thanks all for the support!!!” announces Linhares on Facebook this morning.

“Spartan” was set to face Victor Cheng from Gladius MMA, with a pro record of 9-2-0, and current middleweight title holder. The Brazilian, that now calls Finland home is coming off of a recent victory at Fight Festival 32, where he defeated Jake Doerr by TKO in round 2 –see round 2 of bout below :