UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial report from Combate.
According to Maverick, an injury was discovered while doing her pre-fight medicals for the event and she hopes to be cleared in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
“An unforeseen injury was detected while getting my final medicals done for my UFC debut,” Maverick wrote on Instagram. “As a result I was not cleared for my fight this Saturday. It will be about 6-8 weeks hopefully before I will be cleared to fight.”
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An unforeseen injury was detected while getting my final medicals done for my ufc debut. As a result I was not cleared for my fight this Saturday. It will be about 6-8 weeks hopefully before I will be cleared to fight. Thank you to the @ufc for working with me and my family, friends and team for being there as I felt lost, failed, and afraid. Dreams can encompass our lives. I know mine has. Swallowing up my passion, my effort, my time. But then with no notice, our dreams - even our sense of reality - can be ripped away in the blink of an eye. I truly believe God has a plan even if we don't like it. I'll be back better and stronger than before, my timing just wasn't His timing.
As for Borella, a search is underway to attempt to find a replacement to face the Italian flyweight on short notice. At the time of this writing, no opponent has been secured.