The UFC lost one of its Mexican fighters for the promotion’s debut in Mexico City.
Erik Perez, who was scheduled to take on Marcus Brimage at the UFC 180 card in Mexico on Nov. 15, was forced to withdraw from the card with a shoulder injury, sources told Indiscutido. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the news Friday.
The promotion is currently seeking a replacement opponent for Brimage, who will try to get back on track following losses to Conor McGregor and Russell Doane.
Update: Brimage will now face Jumabieke Tuerxun at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney, Australia, according to UFC officials Friday evening.