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Injury forces B.J. Penn out of UFC Fight Night 97 headliner

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Just a little more than one week before the UFC’s return to the Philippines, the event has lost its headliner.

MMAjunkie today confirmed with a person with knowledge of the booking that B.J. Penn (16-10-2 MMA, 12-9-2 UFC) has suffered an injury in training and has been forced out of a planned matchup with Ricardo Lamas (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 97. That person was not allowed to speak publicly because the withdrawal has not been formally announced.

It’s currently unclear if the UFC will be able to replace Penn in time for the event.

UFC Fight Night 97 takes place Oct. 15 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila, Philippines. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass.

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Post #1   10/4/16 6:23:23PM   

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UFC Fight Night 97 includes:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10 a.m. ET)

Ricardo Lamas vs. opponent TBA
Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura
Jenel Lausa vs. Yao Zhikui
Mizuto Hirota vs. Cole Miller

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:45 a.m. ET)

Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
Jon Tuck vs. Alex Volkanovski
Ryan Janes vs. Dongi Yang
Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor
James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono
Ali Bagautinov vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

Post #2   10/4/16 6:24:40PM   

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Oh well.. Lamas would have merked him anyways. I'd like to see the Korean Superboy step in

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id be happy with pettis if hed do it but i wouldnt be surprised if he didnt

as a bj fan and a believer lamas was gonna maul him, this news makes me very happy

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

id be happy with pettis if hed do it but i wouldnt be surprised if he didnt

as a bj fan and a believer lamas was gonna maul him, this news makes me very happy



Agreed.

Post #5   10/4/16 10:19:07PM   

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I'm convinced BJ will keep having to pull out of fights. He's been through some tough fights and his body just keeps failing him.

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Yeah Lamas would have mauled him...I hope they re-book BJ vs Siver..he is more on his level..but I'd still pick Siver

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Must have got hit in the nose with a rock....

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I would guess he got the bends from all that running on the ocean floor.

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Posted by CaseyJones

Must have got hit in the nose with a rock....



That is some funny shit. Guess he was worried about that blood test.

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Sucks for Lamas, great fighter with little name value. I don't think a lot of guys will be volunteering for a short notice fight against him.

Post #11   10/6/16 1:33:11PM