The UFC 287 card not too long ago suffered an enormous blow with lower than two weeks left earlier than combat evening.
A welterweight matchup between perennial contenders Li Jingliang and Michael Chiesa has fallen by way of attributable to an damage. Jingliang initially introduced on the Chinese language social media platform Douyin that he will not make it towards Chiesa on April 8 attributable to a backbone damage that would require surgical procedure.
Li Jingliang introduced on a social media platform, (Chinese language model of TikTok) that he has suffered a backbone damage and is out of his scheduled UFC 287 combat towards Michael Chiesa
He might require surgical procedure , however unknown but
Li Jingliang introduced on a social media platform, (Chinese language model of TikTok) that he has suffered a backbone damage and is out of his scheduled UFC 287 combat towards Michael ChiesaHe might require surgical procedure , however unknown but https://t.co/neXahKUYx8
It stays unclear whether or not Chiesa has discovered a alternative for the UFC 287 combat card. ‘Maverick’ hasn’t competed in a yr and a half and will probably be seeking to bounce again from a two-fight skid when he does. In the meantime, Li Jingliang is coming off a controversial break up resolution loss towards Daniel Rodriguez in September, making it three losses in 5 outings for ‘The Leech’.
The Chinese language standout was initially scheduled to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 however was handed the worst deal in a last-minute reshuffling attributable to Khamzat Chimaev’s huge weight miss.
The UFC 287 card appears to be like like this after the current cancelation:
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya – for middleweight title
Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal
Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez
Christian Rodriguez vs. Raul Rosas Jr.
Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Chris Curtis vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Michael Chiesa vs. TBA
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joseph Pyfer
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez
Luana Pinheiro vs. Michelle Waterson-Gomez
Steve Garcia vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke
Chris Barnett vs. Chase Sherman
Ignacio Bahamondes vs. TBA
Jaqueline Amorim vs. Sam Hughes
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