Tuesday, Brandon Royval (14-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) offered he’s out of UFC Fight Night time 216 and his scheduled bout vs. Amir Albazi (15-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), beforehand expected to happen Dec. 17 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Royval, 30, published he no longer too long previously broke his wrist right thru coaching and thus received’t be ready to compete as deliberate. He added it became once the principle time in his profession he’s withdrawn from a bout.
“Heartbroken to converse that I is no longer going to be competing on Dec 17th,” Royval wrote on Instagram. “Practicing mma is continuously intense and I’ve competed many times with injuries, in actuality most of my ufc profession. Closing week after a notice I became once feeling a effort in my wrist. After a few days of the deformity, bruising and the effort no longer going away, I went to the doctors where they creep I broke my wrist. Fortuitously I received’t need surgical treatment, nevertheless I is no longer going to be recovered in passable time to compete. Here is the principle time no topic many injuries, I’ve ever needed to pull out of a mma fight and couldn’t navigate my camp around it. I’m spacious unhappy nevertheless this received’t alternate that I’ll like the belt by the tip of 2023.”
The cancellation marks his second, following an October fight week cancellation when then-opponent Askar Askarov had an awry weight lower and withdrew.
Albazi furthermore has struggled to love fights notice thru. In his most contemporary eight bookings, handiest two like in actuality happened. It is unclear at this time whether or no longer he’ll remain on the Dec. 17 card.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night time 216 lineup involves:
Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland
Damir Ismagulov vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Amir Albazi vs. TBA
Drew Dober vs. Bobby Inexperienced
Julian Marquez vs. Deron Winn
Vitor Petrino vs. TBA
Sergey Morozov vs. Gallop Newson
Albert Duraev vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Michael Morales
Rafa Garcia vs. Hayisaer Maheshate
Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs. Acknowledged Nurmagomedov