Brandon Royval declares he’s out of UFC Fight Night time 216 because of broken wrist

Brandon Royval declares he’s out of UFC Fight Night time 216 because of broken wrist


The immoral luck continues for “Raw Dawg.”

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 He added it became once the principle time in his profession he’s withdrawn from a bout.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
  • Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Cory McKenna
  • Alex Caceres vs. Julian Erosa
  • David Dvorak vs. Manel Kape
  • Jake Matthews vs. Matthew Semelsberger