Jamie Varner

Jamie Varner

The hits just keep on coming for next month’s UFC on FOX 9. Jamie Varner is the latest victim of the dreaded injury bug.

MMAjunkie on Monday learned Varner has suffered an injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from the event. A promotion official confirmed the change and said the company is actively seeking a replacement opponent for Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC), who was slated to face Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC).

Featuring a flyweight title fight between current champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez, UFC on FOX 9 takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The evening’s four-fight main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie.

The bout between Healy and Varner was expected to take place on the night’s preliminary lineup, though an official bout order has not yet been revealed.

The durable Healy is for a fourth time hoping to get an official UFC win. In April, he handily defeated perennial contender Jim Miller, but the result of the contest was overturned after Healy tested positive for marijuana. Most recently, he lost a unanimous decision to fast-rising prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov at September’s UFC 165 event.

Varner was looking to rebound from a split-decision loss to Gleison Tibau at August’s UFC 164 event. The former WEC champ in 2012 returned to the UFC’s octagon for a second stint in the promotion and has alternated wins and losses in his four appearances.

A timetable for Varner’s return wasn’t immediately established.

For more on UFC on FOX 9, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Jamie Varner)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 17: Donald Cerrone was trying to 'piss off' two-faced Rafael dos Anjos with steroid accusation

  • 17 days ago
  • 36 views

Earlier this year, Donald Cerrone drew the ire of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, insinuating that the Brazilian bomber was on performance enhancing drugs read news >>

UFC on FOX 17: Anthony Pettis ready to step in if Donald Cerrone or Rafael dos Anjos get injured

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

After he was forced out of his UFC on FOX 16 showdown against Myles Jury due to an elbow injury, Anthony Pettis is gearing up for his return to the Octagon. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship read news >>

Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone II Finalized for UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

The rematch is finally on paper. It was announced Thursday, per a report by Damon Martin of FOX Sports, that newly installed UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will make his first title defens read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone Headlines UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will put his title on the line for the first time against second-ranked Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the main event of UFC on Fox 17 on Dec. 19. read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos puts lightweight belt on line vs. 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17

  • 21 days ago
  • 18 views

For the second straight UFC on FOX card, a title will be on the line in the main event when Rafael dos Anjos meets Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Orlando. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone main event set for UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

Pump the brakes on that move to welterweight. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action and put his 155-pound title on read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone to headline UFC on Fox 17 in December

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

A lightweight title fight will get top billing at UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando in December. The UFC is headed back to the Sunshine State. The Amway Center in Orlando, which hosted a Fox event in April 20 read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos defends title against Donald Cerrone in UFC on FOX 17 headliner

  • 21 days ago
  • 51 views

What a way to end the year. Rafael dos Anjos will make his first lightweight title defense against Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19 in Orlando, according to a report from FOX Sports. It's t read news >>

UFC on Fox 17 Event Page and Fight Card Rumors

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

Event page, fight card rumors, and start times for UFC on Fox 17 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 19. read news >>

UFC on FOX 17 headed to Amway Center in Orlando on Dec. 19 for year-ender

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC will close out its 2015 calendar year with a return to the “Sunshine State.” Filed under: News, UFC read news >>