An injury has forced a flyweight fight between Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis has been scratched from this weekend’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas.
Former 125lb title contender Cejudo suffered a hand injury a couple of weeks ago and unfortunately it’s now emerged that it was more seriously than doctors had originally thought, which means he won’t be fight to compete on Saturday night.
As such he’s been pulled from the fight, which was scheduled to take place on the stacked pay-per-view portion of the event, and With fight night now being only a few days away the UFC have decided not to scramble to find a suitable replacement for Pettis.
In their place, a preliminary card fight between recently signed WSOF middleweight champion David Branch and the in-form Krzysztof Jotko has now been promoted to the PPV card.
In turn, a fight between Jared Gordon and Michel Quinones that had originally been scheduled to take place on the UFC Fight Pass undercard has now been bumped up to the televised prelims, which in a change from the norm will air on FX.
Despite the last-minute changes, UFC 211 still proceeds with a strong line-up, with a heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos taking headline duties, while strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her title against Jessica Andrade, Demian Maia fights Jorge Masvidal and Frankie Edgar fights Yair Rodriguez.