Two Fighters Out Of UFC Brooklyn With Injuries

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T.J. Dillashaw feels
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UFC on ESPN+ 1 just lost two of its fighters. The show is scheduled to go down from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York next week (Sat. January 19, 2019). It will be headlined by a UFC flyweight championship fight. Champ Henry Cejudo defends against 135-pound champion T Dillashaw. It will be the first UFC event to air on an ESPN platform, kicking off the new broadcast deal.

Per a report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, two fighters have been forced to withdraw from their respective fights with injuries. Ion Cutelaba has been forced out of his scheduled fight with Glover Teixeira. Also, John Lineker will no longer be stepping into the Octagon to face Cory Sandhagen. With just nine days to go until fight night, the UFC is searching for replacements, but on such short-notice, chances are slim:

“Both John Lineker and Ion Cutelaba are out of their respective fights next weekend versus Cory Sandhagen and Glover Teixeira in Brooklyn, sources say. UFC looking for replacements but obviously time is of the essence with the card nine days away.”

Check out the full UFC Brooklyn card below:

  • (C) Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw
  • Greg Hardy vs. Allen Crowder
  • Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
  • Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich
  • Glover Teixeira vs. TBD
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Moreira
  • TBD vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Te’Jovan Edwards
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal
  • Randy Brown vs. Chance Rencountre

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