Cejudo injury sees UFC 211 fight with Pettis cancelled

Fox in the box – Nenad Krsticic

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.

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.