Stipe Miocic is out of a fight with Ben Rothwell next weekend at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin, Ireland, due to an injury suffered in training.
The injury was first reported by Brian Hemminger at MMAOddsBreaker.com, and subsequently confirmed by the UFC, who says they’re seeking a replacement opponent for the card.
It’s an unfortunate setback for Miocic, who has been hoping to bolster his case for a title fight in the UFC’s heavyweight division. The injury delay in his return pushes that run back. Rothwell is in a similar spot, and likely hopes the UFC can find someone for him to fight to keep him on track in his own run for that title shot.
The UFC Fight Night 76 card in Dublin airs live on UFC Fight Pass, headlined by the lightweight bout between Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier. The full card as of now is below:
UFC Fight Pass Main Card (4PM ET)
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Ben Rothwell vs. TBA
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
UFC Fight Pass Prelims (12:45PM ET)
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray
Jon Delos Reyes vs. Neil Seery
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford
Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan