Sean Strickland has been posting updates on his gruesome finger infection recently, and apparently it’s now bad enough to have his UFC main event fight cancelled.
Dana White announced the news during the post-fight press conference for Tuesday’s Contender Series (DWCS) event. The UFC President stated that there won’t be a replacement to fight Jared Cannonier, and the fight has been officially scrapped from the event.
Cannonier vs Strickland was supposed to headline a UFC Vegas 61 Fight Night card on October 15, and MMA Fighting also notes how there’s still no movement in regards to possibly rescheduling the contest.
After losing that bout, the highest ranked fighters on the line up are now the flyweights, Askar Askarov and Brandon Royval. No word yet on what the new main event will be, but the card is now lacking more recognizable names.
The current UFC on ESPN+ fight card is as follows:
Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval
Cub Swanson vs. Jonathan Martinez
Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield
Mike Jackson vs. Pete Rodriguez
Sam Hughes vs. Piera Rodriguez
Tatsuro Taira vs. C.J. Vergara
Brandon Davis vs. Mana Martinez
Raphael Assuncao vs. Victor Henry
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Joanderson Brito