Alptekin Ozkilic injured, out of UFC Fight Night 39 bout against Dustin Ortiz

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Alptekin Ozkilic is out of UFC Fight Night 39 card with an injury, and UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi will feature only nine bouts.

The UFC announced that Ozkilic (9-2) has suffered an injury and won’t be cleared to compete against flyweight Dustin Ortiz (12-3) on April 11. According to the promotion Thursday, Ortiz will be moved to another card to face an opponent yet to be determined.

Four years after UFC’s first trip to Abu Dhabi, the promotion returns to the Yas Island with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson in the main event. An updated fight card can be seen below.

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass, 2 p.m. ET)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson
Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare
Beneil Dariush vs. Ramsey Nijem

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 11:30 a.m. ET)
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jared Rosholt
Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya
Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith
Chris Camozzi vs. Andrew Craig
Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer

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