John Lineker and Ion Cutelaba both withdraw from Brooklyn card, sources say

MMA


The UFC is actively looking for two replacement fighters to step in on short notice for next weekend’s card in Brooklyn, New York.

Both John Lineker and Ion Cutelaba have been forced to withdraw from their respective fights next weekend, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.

Lineker, who is dealing with a rib injury, was scheduled to fight Cory Sandhagen in bantamweight action, while light heavyweight Cutelaba (14-3, 1 NC), whose reasons for withdrawing are unknown at this time, was set to fight Glover Teixeira.

Lineker (31-8) was originally supposed to fight former champion Dominick Cruz this month but was booked against Sandhagen once Cruz pulled out due to an injured shoulder. Now he won’t be fighting anyone.

According to sources, the UFC is hoping to fill both slots with new opponents; however, the promotion has yet to find either replacement yet. If it doesn’t, Teixeira and/or Sandhagen will be removed from the card.

The event, which will take place at Barclays Center, will be headlined by Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw for the UFC flyweight title.



Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Indian Wells champs Andreescu, Thiem prove ‘anything is possible’
Hawks-Flyers to open next season in Prague
Foreign players' comfort levels in Pakistan 'growing all the time' – ICC CEO David Richardson
Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells
‘Mr. Thunder’ on having OKC’s first retired jersey and why KD should join him one day

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *