Today’s UFC ﬁght announcement round-up features some sad news for one ﬁghter along with several other shifts for upcoming events.
Brian Carraway (18-6) has been injured and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 170 bout against Lucas Martins (14-1). His replacement is a UFC newcomer in Aljamain Sterling (8-0)
UFC 170 takes place on February 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is headlined by a women’s title ﬁght between Sara McMann and Ronda Rousey.
Darrel Montague has been hit with the injury big as well. Montague (13-3) is replaced by Justin Scoggins who will now face Will Campuzano (13-5) at UFC 171.
The ﬁrst female winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Julianna Pena (5-2) has been forced out of a UFC 172 bout with Jessica Andrade (10-3). She was replaced by TUF castmate, Raquel Pennington (4-4). The extent of Pena’s injury is extremely severe. Pena went on her Twitter account to make the news ofﬁcial with her as the source. The message wasn’t written in English but translates to: “I’m out of my March 15 ﬁght in Dallas due to injury. I’ll make a full recovery. I apologize to my fans.”
Estoy fuera de mi pelea 15 de marzo en Dallas debido a una lesión. Voy a hacer una recuperación completa.
Pido disculpas a mis fans.#UFC171
— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) January 30, 2014
According to UFC Tonight, Pena tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, her hamstring and her meniscus. Her estimated time away from action is two years. Dana White took to Twitter to make his opinion on her injury and the responsibility of her gym.
What happened to @VenezuelanVixen at “her gym” is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard. Ranked #10 out for 2 years. #leavethatgymnow
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 30, 2014
A featherweight bout will pit Max Holloway (8-3) against Andre Fili (13-1). Both are returning from fantastic UFC outings that ended in TKO wins for both men.
The brother of UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger will make his debut after overcoming the adversity of a rare blood disorder (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria). Joe Ellenberger (14-1) will ﬁght Yancy Medeiros (10-1).
For the latest ﬁght announcements and updates on Pena’s condition visit SciFighting.com