Polish fighter Tomasz Drwal is injured and will be unable to face David Heath on Feb. 2 at UFC 81 according to a report by Ulrich Huppertz of German website Ground & Pound. The report stated that Drwal’s manager, Marcin Blicharski confirmed that his fighter had injured his knee.
UFC 81 is headlined by Tim Sylvia versus Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the interim heavyweight championship and Brock Lesnar’s Octagon debut against former champion Frank Mir.
Drwal made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC 75 in London where he lost to rising light heavyweight talent Thiago Silva. The loss was only the second of his professional career, following a 13-fight winning streak dating back to 2004.
Heath is 7-2 in professional competition having lost his last two bouts at the hands of Lyoto Machida and Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Couple that with a 2-2 record in the UFC and Heath is in need of a victory to get back on track.
No replacement had been named at the time of publication.