UFC flyweight John Dodson has been forced to pull out of his UFC on FOX 9 bout against Scott Jorgensen and the UFC is searching for a new opponent for Jorgensen.
The injury to Dodson was initially reported by Sherdog and the UFC confirmed the injury shortly after the story was posted.
UFC on FOX 9 will come from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California on December 14th and will be headlined by Demetrious Johnson defending the UFC flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez.
Dodson (15-6) tweeted earlier today that he was going to be sparring and this was the last hard week of training. According to the Sherdog report, he suffered “a serious knee injury” and was immediately taken to the hospital.
While Dodson confirmed his injury on Twitter, he did not give details on the exact injury. He wrote that he was sorry that he would be unable to compete next week in Sacramento and will be back soon.
Sorry to everyone & @Scottjorgensen I really wanted to fight next week but I’m out. I’ll heal up quick, be back soon & Keep yall updated
Stay tuned for updates on this story and the updated UFC on FOX 9 card is below.
Main Card: (Fox – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m PT)
Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) vs. Joseph Benavidez (19-3)
Urijah Faber (29-6) vs. Michael McDonald (16-2)
Carlos Condit (29-7) vs. Matt Brown (18-11)
Chad Mendes (15-1) vs. Nik Lentz (24-5-2, 1NC)
Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1, UFC.com)
Court McGee (16-3) vs. Ryan LaFlare (9-0)
Scott Jorgensen (14-7) vs. TBD
Danny Castillo (16-5) vs. Edson Barboza (12-1)
Joe Lauzon (22-9) vs. Mac Danzig (21-11-1)
Pat Healy (31-16, 1NC) vs. Bobby Green (21-5)
Abel Trujillo (10-5, 1NC) vs. Roger Bowling (11-4, 1NC)
Cody McKenzie (14-3) vs. Sam Stout (19-9-1)
Alptekin Ozkilic (8-1) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (8-4)