by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:30 am ET
After an injury forced Daniel Sarafian out of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" middleweight final, Renee Forte was the only other cast member without an opponent for the upcoming UFC 147 event.
But all's not lost for Forte (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
UFC officials today confirmed the fighter, in fact, will be booked for a future card.
UFC 147 takes place Saturday at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte Brazil. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
With Sarafian injured, semifinalist Sergio "Serginho" Moraes took his spot in Saturday's tournament finale against Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira. Originally, Moraes was slated to fight Forte on UFC 147's preliminary card.
With the late notice and no other "TUF: Brazil" cast members available to fight him, Forte will be shifted to a future card.
Forte topped Fabio Luiz Vital da Costa via unanimous decision in an elimination-round fight, and head coach Wanderlei Silva then picked him with his sixth of eight picks. But Sarafian tapped him out in the following quarterfinal round. In professional competition, Forte, who usually competes as a welterweight, owns a 7-1 record since turning pro in 2006.