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Magomed Bibulatov off of UFC Atlantic City due to injury

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC Atlantic City will be down a flyweight fight.

Sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Magomed Bibulatov has been forced to withdraw from his bout vs. Ulka Sasaki scheduled for Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., due to a back injury.

The UFC officially announced that the bout was canceled Friday afternoon.

Bibulatov, 29, was looking to bounce back from the first loss of his 15-fight career after being knocked out by John Moraga inside of a round at UFC 216 last October.

Also coming off of a defeat, the 28-year-old Sasaki (20-5-2) has alternated wins and losses in his last five fights. He was submitted by Jussier Formiga in the first round of their Sept. 23 bout at UFC Saitama.