It looks as though the injury bug struck a double this week, and it’s only Wednesday…
Following the news that ex-UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was forced off this weekend’s (Saturday May 14, 2016) stacked UFC 198 card, we have more bad news for fans of former pound-for-pound kings. This time it’s over to UFC 199, and the feature preliminary bout between BJ Penn and Dennis Siver takes a big hit. As confirmed by BJPenn.com, Siver has been forced to pull out of the June 4 fight with ‘The Prodigy’ due to injury.
It will be Penn’s first fight in two years having sat dormant during a brief retirement, which came as no surprise given the brutal nature of his last fight. In an attempt to reinvent himself, BJ took on Frankie Edgar at featherweight, suffering a heart breaking TKO loss and looking awful in the process.
Now the loss of Siver means Penn is currently without an opponent, but unlike the situation with UFC 198 and ‘The Spider,’ the promotion has a lot longer to find a replacement.
As of this moment, here’s the UFC 199 fight card:
Event: UFC 199: “Rockhold vs. Weidman 2”
Date: Sat., June 4, 2016
Location: The Forum in Los Angeles, California
UFC 199 PPV Main Event:
UFC 199 PPV Co-Main Event:
135 lbs.: UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber
UFC 199 Undercard (PPV/FOX Sports 1/UFC Fight Pass):
145 lbs.: Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
185 lbs.: Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard
145 lbs.: BJ Penn vs.
155 lbs.: Bobby Green vs. Dustin Poirier
155 lbs.: Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos
115 lbs.: Jessica Penne vs. Jessica Andrade
185 lbs.: Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic
205 lbs.: Luiz Henrique da Silva vs. Jonathan Wilson
155 lbs.: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Marco Polo Reyes
170 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Sean Strickland
155 lbs.: Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi
145 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega