Cody Garbrandt pulled from UFC Vegas 61 due to injury


Cody Garbrandt will have to wait until a later date to make his return to action.

The ex-UFC bantamweight champion has been pulled from the upcoming UFC Vegas 61 card on Oct. 1 due to an injury suffered in training. Officials from UFC confirmed this news Tuesday after receiving an initial report by ESPN ..

Garbrandt’s removal from the card comes just days after he lost his originally scheduled opponent when Rani Yahya was also forced to pull out due to a neck injury.

While a search was made to potentially find a replacement, Garbrandt’s injury prevented a new fight from coming together, and the UFC is now looking at a future date for his return once he’s healthy.

This is actually the second time Garbrandt vs. Yahya has been scrapped and rescheduled.

The first matchup was originally scheduled for UFC Vegas 58 July. However, Yahya sustained a neck injury that forced the cancellation of that date. The fight was then moved to Oct. 1.. Now, that date has also fallen by the wayside with both fighters dealing with injuries.

The UFC Vegas 61 main card features strawweights Mackenzie Dern (with Yan Xiaonan as the headliner) and an order of fights for the rest of the program.