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Jason Knight suffers rib injury, out of BKFC 7 fight against Leonard Garcia

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Leonard Garcia is in need of a new dance partner for Bare Knuckle Fight Federation’s upcoming card in August.

His original opponent, and fellow UFC veteran, Jason Knight, broke the news on Twitter after revealing a rib injury had forced him to pull out of the main event fight at BKFC 7.

Knight (20-6, MMA, 0-1 bare knuckle boxing), was looking to pick up his first win in BKFC after coming up short to Artem Lobov in their back-and-forth war at BKFC 5 in April. This bout came together after Knight was released from the UFC following his decision loss to Jordan Rinaldi at UFC 230 last November.

If Garcia (18-13-1 MMA, 1-0 bare knuckle boxing) remains on the card he will be looking to pick up his second straight win under the BKFC banner after defeating Julian Lane at BKFC 4 in February. In terms of his MMA career, Garcia has not fought since his submission loss to Daniel Pineda in November 2014.

BKFC 7 is currently slated for Aug. 10 in Biloxi, Miss.