BREAKING: Olympian Henry Cejudo Withdraws, UFC 177 Fight with Scott Jorgensen Cancelled

August 29, 2014

Henry CejudoThe UFC 177 flyweight fight between former Olympian Henry Cejudo and veteran Scott Jorgensen has been cancelled mere hours prior to the event’s weigh-in.

“Due to medical reasons, debuting flyweight Henry Cejudo has been forced to withdraw from Saturday’s UFC 177 bout against Scott Jorgensen in Sacramento,” read a statement from UFC officials on Friday.

Although Cejudo has pulled out of several events in the past, primarily while fighting for Legacy Fighting Championships, UFC officials could not provide with any further details as to what caused the former Olympian to withdraw from the fight.

In the Beijing games of 2008, Cejudo became the youngest American wrestler to win gold, topping Japan’s Tomohiro Matsunaga. He then transitioned to MMA in early 2013, making his professional debut with the World Fighting Federation and earning a first-round finish.

Cejudo spent his last two fights under the Legacy Fighting Championships banner, earning two unanimous decisions before signing for the Jorgensen fight in the UFC.

With the fight cancelled, UFC 177 will proceed with nine bouts.

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