An injury has forced Leonard Garcia out of his featherweight matchup against Tiequan Zhang at UFC 144 on February 26 in Saitama, Japan, according to MMA Weekly.
Garcia’s specific injury and when he’s expected to return have not been confirmed.
The UFC is now searching for a new opponent for China’s Zhang (15-2), who dropped a unanimous decision to Darren Elkins at UFC 136 in October after winning his Octagon debut over Jason Reinhardt.
UFC 144: Japan is headlined by UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson and also features Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Ryan Bader and Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama.
Pictured: Leonard Garcia