A planned lightweight bout between Sage Northcutt and John Makdessi has been scratched from the card of UFC 214. The UFC announced the news Friday, citing injuries suffered by both fighters ahead of the July 29 event.
Northcutt (8-2) was hoping to rebound from a second-round submission loss he suffered at the hands of Mickey Gall in Dec. 2016. The 21-year-old prospect has dropped two of his last three contests after kicking off his UFC career with back-to-back stoppage wins.
Makdessi (14-6), likewise, was looking to right his ship after losing four of his last six fights. In his most recent outing, the 32-year-old Canadian suffered a grisly knockout loss against Lando Vannata, falling victim to a spinning wheel kick less than two minutes into the opening round at UFC 206.
With Northcutt vs. Makdessi cancelled, UFC 214 will proceed as a 12-fight card.
UFC 214 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. An updated UFC 214 fight card can be seen below.
Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight
Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao
Brian Ortega vs. Renato Moicano
Andre Fili vs. TBD
Eric Shelton vs. Jarred Brooks
Kailin Curran vs. Alexandra Albu
Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
Dimitri Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek