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Yancy Medeiros out of UFC 226; replacement needed for Mike Perry

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The stacked UFC 226 card has taken its first blow. Yancy Medeiros is out of his scheduled welterweight bout against Mike Perry next weekend.

A UFC official today told MMAjunkie that Medeiros (15-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) won’t be able to compete against Perry (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) because of an undisclosed injury. A replacement opponent is being sought.

“I can’t believe this mother(expletive) man,” Perry said on Instagram. “I mean, being hurt is part of being an MMA fighter. I don’t think I’ve ever gone into a fight 100 percent. I’m always hurt. I’m hurt right now. I’m still going to show up and collect that check, break some neck.”

The current UFC 226 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ Stipe Miocic vs. champ Daniel Cormier – for heavyweight title
Champ Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title
Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki

PRELIMINARY CARD (8 p.m. ET)

Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall
Mike Perry vs. TBA
Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font
Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker
Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire
Drakkar Klose vs. Lando Vannata

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Post #1   6/28/18 5:00:08PM