World Series of Fighting featherweight contender Rick Glenn has withdrawn from his 145-pound championship bout with Georgi Karakhanyan scheduled for Dec. 7.
Sherdog.com first reported the change. MMAWeekly.com subsequently confirmed Glenn’s withdrawal with WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, who said Glenn backed out of the fight due to an undisclosed family issue.
Glenn vs. Karakhanyan was slated to fight for the inaugural WSOF featherweight championship at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver.
The Dec. 7 event is the promotion’s first of its recent expansion into Canada after purchasing Canadian fight promotion Aggression FC.
A light heavyweight bout between Mike Kyle and Anthony Johnson headlines the card, which also features the middleweight tournament semifinal bout pitting Jesse Taylor against Elvis Mutapcic and a lightweight feature fight between Nick Newell and Sabah Fadai.