Suarez suffers knee damage, will not combat at UFC 266

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Tatiana Suarez, who has been sidelined since UFC 238 in June 2019 due to a recurring bulging disc in her neck and numerous different minor setbacks, will once more have to attend to make her return to the Octagon due to a knee damage.

The damage will preserve the 30-year-old unbeaten fighter out of motion not less than for the subsequent a number of months. She had been scheduled to make her comeback in opposition to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 266 on Sept. 25.

After an excellent begin of her profession at 115 kilos, Suarez (8-0), the winner of The Final Fighter 23, had introduced her intention to maneuver as much as flyweight, the place she would’ve confronted division veteran Modafferi.

Sources confirmed to ESPN Deportes that the UFC is looking for a brand new opponent for Modafferi, who stays in camp, so she will keep on UFC 266 or a card round that point interval

“I’ve sustained a really dangerous knee damage and now I want surgical procedure,” Suarez posted on her Instagram account. “I am unable to consider it is my actuality, however it’s. After I make my comeback, it should be superb, and I am unable to watch for it.”

When she final fought, Suárez defeated Nina Nunes by unanimous resolution to enhance to 8-0. Her most notable victories embody wins over former division champion Carla Esparza and Mexican flyweight contender Alexa Grasso.

UFC 266 is scheduled to be headlined by two title fights, with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski set to face face Brian Ortega, and girls’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defending her title in opposition to Lauren Murphy. The occasion will even embody a five-round combat that includes the anticipated comeback of Nick Diaz in opposition to Robbie Lawler.

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