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Diego Ferreira vs. Grant Dawson falls off UFC event on Oct. 2 due to injury

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UFC Fight Night: Ferreira v Gillespie Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

A lightweight matchup between Diego Ferreira and Grant Dawson has been removed from the UFC’s event on Oct. 2 after Ferreira suffered an injury in training.

MMA Fighting confirmed the news following an initial report by MMA Junkie.

Ferreira tweeted Thursday that he hopes to re-booked again in 2021 once healthy.

Ferreira (17-4) is the No. 12-ranked lightweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings. The 36-year-old Fortis MMA product has lost back-to-back bouts against Beneil Dariush and Gregor Gillespie.

Dawson (17-1) is one of the UFC’s more intriguing recent prospects and has accumulated an undefeated 6-0 record under the Zuffa umbrella, though five of those wins came in either the featherweight division or at a catchweight. He scored a third-round knockout of Leonardo Santos with just one second left on the clock in his return to lightweight in March.

The UFC’s Fight Night event on Oct. 2 is expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight battle between Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker.