Sean Brady forced out of upcoming matchup against Michel Pereira at UFC San Antonio


UFC San Antonio took a knock to one of their marquee fights.

Welterweight contender Sean Brady has been forced to drop out his upcoming matchup against Michel Pereira on March 25 due to injury.

Sources close to the fight confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday, although the severity of Brady’s injury is unknown at this time.

At this time, it remains to be seen if Pereira will remain on the card against a replacement opponent or wait until a later date to book his next fight.

It’s disappointing news for Brady, who was looking to bounce back from the first loss of his career after falling to Belal Muhammad by knockout at UFC 280. Prior to that setback, Brady had gone 18-0 including five wins in the UFC with victories over the likes of Michael Chiesa, Jake Matthews and Christian Aguilera.

Pereira is currently on a 5-fight winning streak. His last fight ended with a split victory over Santiago Ponzinibbio during a Fight of the Night show this May.

Now he will have to wait and watch if UFC finds a replacement, or wait for his next fight to be booked later in the year.

The UFC San Antonio card will feature a bout between Cory Sandhagen and Marlon “Chito” Vera.