MENU
#UFC 217 #Michael Bisping #GSP #Conor McGregor #Fight Night Sydney #Ben Askren #TJ Dillashaw #Cody Garbrandt #Rose Namajunas


Stefan Struve Out of UFC Fight Night Heavyweight Headliner

Junior dos Santos and Stefan Struve were expected to headline the Feb. 19 Fight Night event in Cananda, but an injury has broken up the bout.

The heavyweight headliner appears to be on ice, as Brazilian outlet Combate reported on Thursday that Struve has suffered a shoulder injury that forced him out of the bout. A representative of Struve’s camp confirmed the injury to MMAFighting.com.

Stefan Struve“[Struve] is having surgery tomorrow morning to repair an injury to his shoulder,” the unidentified representative said. “He is very disappointed and looks forward to returning to competition as soon as possible.”

It has been nearly a year since dos Santos (18-4) last fought, earning a unanimous decision victory over Ben Rothwell in Croatia. He was out of action for a few months following the fight due to a shoulder surgery of his own, and has since had trouble landing an opponent. Finding someone to replace Struve, especially on short notice, may prove difficult.

TRENDING > Mark Hunt Files Lawsuit Against Brock Lesnar, Dana White and UFC

The injury is surely a disappointment for Struve, who had finally regained the career momentum that he lost a few years ago while dealing with a serious heart condition.

UFC officials had not yet confirmed the bout’s status or hinted at a possible replacement as of the time of publication.

UFC Fight Night Halifax is slated for Feb. 19 at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Follow MMAWeekly.com on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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

Galleries

Junior Dos Santos Fights

  • 6 months ago
  • 1310 views

Stefan Struve Fights

  • 2 months ago
  • 338 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

New York Commission Adopts Instant Replay Ahead of UFC 217 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

The referees calling fights at UFC 217 in New York next month will have the added advantage of instant replay. The New York State Athletic Commission adopted new rules just recently to allow the in-r read news >>

Watch the UFC Sao Paulo Post-Fight Press Conference Live Following The Event | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

(Courtesy of UFC) Watch the Fight Night Sao Paulo Post-fight Press Conference live following the event. RELATED > UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida Live Results and Fight Stats Follow MMAWeekl read news >>

Al Iaquinta Out of UFC 218, Paul Felder Awaits New Opponent | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC 218 has taken a hit with the loss of Al Iaquinta from his fight against Paul Felder read news >>

Michael Bisping, Jorge Masvidal Get Into Heated Altercation Ahead of UFC 217 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 23 views

Michael Bisping and Jorge Masvidal had to be separated on Wednesday following a heated altercation at a hotel ahead of UFC 217 this weekend in New York. In a video posted by Masvidal's manager Abraha read news >>

At UFC 217 in New York, It's the Calm Before the Storm | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

(Courtesy of UFC) On Episode 3 of UFC 217 Embedded, UFC champions visit New York City landmarks as strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk ventures to St. Patrick's Cathedral and bantamweight king read news >>

Spirits are High in New York Ahead of UFC 217 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 157 views

(Courtesy of UFC) On Episode 4 of UFC 217 Embedded, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and current middleweight champion Michael Bisping continue their war of words at an ESPN media day l read news >>

Mark Godbeer Gets Kicked in the Face, but Loses the Fight (UFC 217 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 48 views

(Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Check out highlights from Mark Godbeer's disqualification win over Walt Harris at UFC Fight 217 on Saturday at read news >>

Rose Namajunas Flattened Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC 217 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 31 views

(Courtesy of UFC on FOX) Rose Namajunas stuns Joanna Jedrzejczyk to become the new UFC women's strawweight division champion. Check out the highlights from the first-round finish. The fight promotion read news >>

Dana White Slams Press Over Claims of UFC's Slow 2017: "Best Year Ever!" | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 19 views

When a reporter at the UFC 217 Post-Fight Press Conference questioned Dana White about the UFC's off year, he was incredulous. read news >>

Relive Georges St-Pierre's Momentous Return With UFC 217 Fight Motion | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 194 views

(Courtesy of UFC) UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre turned out to be the juggernaut fight promotion's biggest event of the year, outside of Conor McGregor's foray into boxing. Not only did former welter read news >>