Jennifer Gonzalez won’t be competing in the UFC after all.
MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources with knowledge of the news that Gonzalez (13-5) has been released from the promotion ahead of what was to be her UFC debut against Josiane Nunes (8-1) at UFC Vegas 49 on Feb. 26.
The reason for Gonzalez’s release is unknown at this time. Officials are seeking a replacement opponent to fight Nunes on next Saturday’s card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, which is scheduled to be headlined by a lightweight bout between Islam Makhachev and Bobby Green.
Gonzalez was set to enter the UFC on a seven-fight win streak after Ultimate Warrior Challenge, Combate, and Super Fight League. A native of Chile, Gonzalez has won all of her pro bouts by submission (10) or KO/TKO (13).
Should Nunes find a new opponent, this will be her second UFC appearance. She made a successful debut this past August with a first-round knockout of Bea Malecki.