The UFC 158 bantamweight battle between Johnny Eduardo and Yves Jabouin has been pulled from next week’s fight card due to an injury.
Eduardo on Wednesday tweeted that he has been forced out of the fight due to a shoulder injury that worsened after a fall during training. Eduardo said that he was willing to move forward and fight with one arm, but his doctors nixed the idea.
The fight has been pulled from the fight card altogether due to little time to find a suitable replacement, and a UFC schedule that is ballooning by the day.
UFC 158 was already loaded to the gills with 12 bouts, so losing this one fight isn’t much of a blow to the event.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre headlines UFC 158, putting his belt on the line against Nick Diaz. The two already took part in a verbal slugfest on the UFC 158 media conference call on Thursday, but will step into the Octagon on March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.