The stacked UFC 211 card has taken a late hit as former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo has been forced out of his fight with Sergio Pettis and the bout has been scrapped from the card on Saturday night in Dallas.
The change was announced via “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday following an initial report from MMAFighting.
With the fight card just a few days away, no replacement will be sought for Pettis, who has been pulled from the show without an opponent.
BREAKING: Henry Cejudo has an injury and will not fight Sergio Pettis on Saturday night at #UFC211
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) May 11, 2017
The middleweight matchup between Krzysztof Jotko and David Branch will be bumped up to the main card from the prelims with the bout pitting Jared Gordon against Michel Quinones now moving to the preliminary card.
It’s an unfortunate turn of circumstances as Cejudo was looking to bounce back from a pair of losses while Pettis was trying to get into title contention following his recent three fight win streak.