UFC 227: Gustafsson out due to ‘a minor injury’
UFC 227 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Cali on August 5 (Aug. 4 in the US). The event features a series of MMA bouts with two championship rematches presented on the top of the bill.
In the main event the defending bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw faces the former titleholder Cody Garbrandt. The bout is also a rematch following their encounter at UFC 217 last November, when the current champion regained the belt scoring the second-round knockout win.
In the co-main event Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight title against Henry Cejudo. Their first bout in April 2016 ended in favor of the champion who took the win by TKO in the first round.
On Monday, Alexander Gustafsson was reportedly forced to pull out from the event due to injuries. He was initially expected to face Volkan Oezdemir battling out on the main card. The latter had also withdrawn earlier this week due to a broken nose.
The current lineup features 13 bouts. Other matchups and fight order are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
UFC 227 fight card
Bantamweight TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
Women’s Strawweight Polyana Viana vs. JJ Aldrich
Featherweight Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano
Middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior vs. TBD
Bantamweight Pedro Munhoz vs. Brett Johns
Bantamweight Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon
Women’s Bantamweight Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana
Bantamweight Ricardo Ramos vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Bantamweight Wuliji Buren vs. Marlon Vera
Women’s Strawweight Danielle Taylor vs. Zhang Weili
Featherweight Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes
Flyweight Jose Torres vs. Alex Perez