The UFC’s busy fall schedule has been cut by one event, as the promotion has announced its October 15th card in Manila has been cancelled, as a result of BJ Penn being injured.
The legendary fighter was scheduled to fight featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas in the headliner. But, just recently, it was reported that Penn has withdrawn due to an injury. In a statement from the UFC, Penn confirmed that he has a rib injury.
The promotion also announced that fighters who were booked to fight at UFC FN 97 will “receive compensation due to the card being rescheduled”.
So, this is unfortunate news for fight fans in the Philippines, but hopefully the card gets re-booked for the coming months.