UFC 193 has become victim to the injury bug. The stadium show in Melbourne was set to host a middleweight tilt between Michael Bisping and Robert Whittaker, but Bisping is now out of the fight with an injury. The unfortunate news was reported on UFC Tonight.
Bisping (27-7, 17-7 UFC) will be undergoing elbow surgery, which will have him out for a few weeks. It’s apparently not serious, but it’s enough to bump him from the card. No replacement has been named as of yet.
The 36-year-old British fighter could instead be placed in a marquee fight on the UFC’s London card, which is set to take place in February. There have been rumors that he could fight Anderson Silva at that event, but nothing is set in stone as of yet.
Whittaker (14-4, 5-2 UFC) has won three bouts in a row and is coming off a knockout win over Brad Tavares in May.
The main event of UFC 193 sees Ronda Rousey defending her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Holly Holm.
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