Injury Forces Tarec Saffiedine Out of Next Month’s UFC 172

A training injury has forced Tarec Saffiedine out of next month's UFC 172


A training injury has forced Tarec Saffiedine (15-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) to bow out of next month’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore.

This is not the first time that the Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine bout is cancelled. The two were expected to meet at a January event in Singapore, but Ellenberger suffered a hamstring injury in training and was replaced by Hyun Gyu Lim.

A date for Saffiedine’s return to the cage wasn’t immediately set, however he’s expected to know more after a doctor’s visit next week. The nature of the injury wasn’t immediately revealed.

Jake Ellenberger (29-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will now shift to May’s UFC 173 fight card, where he’ll meet fellow welterweight Robbie Lawler (22-10 MMA, 7-4 UFC).

The latest UFC 173 card now includes:

  • Champ Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for UFC bantamweight title
  • Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
  • James Krause vs. Jamie Varner
  • Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung Ho Kang
  • Mitch Clarke vs. Al Iaquinta
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
  • Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann
  • Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
  • Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell

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