Huge Fights Cancelled due to Injuries

Yesterday, news came out that Frankie Edgar was forced to pull out of the UFC 218 main event. Frankie Edgar was looking to dethrone Max Holloway and take home the featherweight title. Edgar would be on of the few to capture two titles in two different divisions if he was to be successful. In an Instagram post, Frankie Edgar told the fans that he would be back to full contact in six weeks.

This is a real blow to the UFC card losing the main event and we will see if they find a replacement for the fight. Cub Swanson did have a fight scheduled in December with Brian Ortega so could the UFC take him off that card and move him to UFC 218 to challenge for the featherweight title. Other fighters coaches analysts and fans have clamored for Swanson to replaced Edgar at UFC 218. Swanson went to Twitter with a live reaction when he heard the news of Edgar pulling out.

Then hours after this more news broke that Dominick Cruz had to pull out in his fight at UFC 219 versus Jimmie Rivera. The news came out from Ariel Helwani that Cruz had suffered a broken arm and was forced to pull out.

No one has any idea if they find another fight for Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 or if they scratch him off the card. One possibility would be for them to scratch Rivera off the card and have him fight Cody Garbrandt in the spring of 2019 to decide who is the next to challenge TJ Dillashaw. Hopefully, the UFC can stay away from the injury bug for the rest of 2017 because this year injuries or other issues have caused many fights to fall through.

Biggest Upcoming Fights to Close out 2017

With the end of the year wrapping up, the UFC has put together a great list of Pay Per Views as well as free fight nights to finish the last quarter of the year. Below is a list of all the best fights to finish off the end of the year.

UFC Fight Night Gdansk, Poland Oct 21th

Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till

UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct 28th

Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida
Demain Maia vs. Colby Covington

UFC 217 Madison Square Garden New York, NY Nov 4th

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Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre
Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas
Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal

UFC Fight Night Norfolk, Virginia Nov 11th

Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis

UFC Fight Night Sydney, Australia Nov 18th

Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura

UFC Fight Night Shanghai, China Nov 25th

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum

UFC 218 Detroit, MI Dec 2th

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Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar
Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou
Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

UFC Fight Night Fresno, CA Dec 9th

Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega

UFC Fight Night Winnipeg, Canada Dec 16th

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Robbie Lawler vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas

UFC 219 Las Vegas, NV Dec 30th

Main Event TBD
Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera