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Henry Cejudo pulls out of UFC 211 bout with Sergio Pettis

The #2 ranked flyweight has had to pull out of his fight at UFC 211.

Sergio Pettis vs Henry Cejudo has been cancelled. According to a number of sources, Cejudo had to pull out of the fight due to a hand injury. The fight was supposed to take place on the main card of UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas this Saturday. The outcome of this fight would have had the potential to shake up the rankings of the UFC’s flyweight division, particularly if Pettis (#6) went on to defeat Cejudo (#2).

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Sources say that Sergio Pettis will receive his fight money and will no longer have to make weight. However, this has done very little to soften the blow of losing out on arguably the biggest fight of his career. Speaking to MMAFighting.com, here’s what Pettis had to say:

“It’s a sh***y feeling, man. I’ve never had this happen to me before. I put so much time and effort into this camp. I was three days away from a performance of a lifetime.”

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It is unclear as to whether the UFC want to re-schedule the fight or not at this stage. Sergio Pettis has wished Henry Cejudo well in his recovery, yet he has stated that he would be interested in seeing medical proof of the hand injury.

While no replacement bout has been announced, David Branch vs Krzysztof Jotko has been promoted to the main card. Branch is making his second debut with the promotion, after spending over three years fighting in WSOF, winning all 10 0f his fights with the promotion. Jotko is on a 5-fight winning streak, with his most recent victory coming over Thales Leites by way of unanimous decision.

 

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