The UFC 287 card just lately suffered an enormous blow with lower than two weeks left earlier than battle evening.
A welterweight matchup between perennial contenders Li Jingliang and Michael Chiesa has fallen via resulting from an harm. Jingliang initially introduced on the Chinese language social media platform Douyin that he will not make it towards Chiesa on April 8 resulting from a backbone harm that would require surgical procedure.
It stays unclear whether or not Chiesa has discovered a substitute for the UFC 287 battle card. ‘Maverick’ hasn’t competed in a 12 months and a half and can be seeking to bounce again from a two-fight skid when he does. In the meantime, Li Jingliang is coming off a controversial cut 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 resulting from Khamzat Chimaev’s huge weight miss.
The UFC 287 card seems 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