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Alan Patrick out of UFC 179 with fractured jaw

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Scheduled to take on Beneil Dariush on the main card of UFC 179, rising lightweight Alan Patrick will no longer compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Patrick (12-0), who hasn’t competed since a close decision victory over John Makdessi in February, has suffered an injury on Thursday, and won’t be able to compete on Oct. 25.

"He was scheduled to compete in an ADCC match in Manaus on Sunday, but he had a small jaw fracture in training," Patrick’s manager D’Angelo Vidal told "He absorbed a huge knee in his jaw in training and suffered a minor jaw fracture, and a couple teeth went soft. He can’t recover in time to fight at UFC 179."

Patrick is expected to undergo surgery later this week.

According to Vidal, he’s in negotiations to fight again for the UFC in December, but it’s unsure yet if the Dariush bout will be pushed back to December or if the UFC will give him a new opponent.

Patrick is 2-0 under the UFC banner with wins over Garett Whiteley and Makdessi. Dariush (8-1) last competed in August, when he submitted Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night 49.

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