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Elbow Injury Sidelines Anthony Pettis

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An elbow injury has knocked former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis out of a planned July bout with Myles Jury.

The announcement was made on “FOX Sports Live,” as Edson Barboza steps in to face Jury. UFC on FOX 16 takes place July 25 from the United Center in Chicago.

Barboza (15-3) has won nine of 12 Octagon bouts, while Jury (15-1) is coming off his first career loss to Donald Cerrone.

Pettis (18-3) has had trouble staying healthy throughout his MMA career, as knee issues and other injuries have wiped out several months of training and competing. He is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday. “Showtime” lost the title to Rafael dos Anjos earlier this year.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Renan Barao

Lightweight: Edson Barbosa vs. Myles Jury

Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye

Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Ramsey Nijem

Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Danny Castillo

Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi

Welterweight: Zak Cummings vs. Antonio Braga Neto

Lightweight: Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause

Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante vs. Tim Lawlor

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Good thing he’s not the champ anymore. He ll fight once in the next 2 years as well as cain..

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Now him and the eagle can heal up in time to fight eachother.

  • Screenplaya says:

    I assume that Pettis is not training properly, given that he so often injures himself. I think someone needs to come up with a safer way of training for fights, as we are seeing far too many fights canceled and rescheduled as a result of injuries.

    Maybe it is impossible, but I would sure like to see someone focus on that aspect.

    And yeah, we should also abolish weight-cutting, while we are at it.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    It’s a little surprising that he pulled out a little over 2 months from the fight, it has to be a really bad injury for that

  • fanoftna33 says:

    The worst part of this is he was just tweeting Kabib about enjoying his disability pay then he gets hurt the next day


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