UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic has pulled out of his scheduled bout with Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 76 due to an undisclosed injury, according to MMAjunkie.
Miocic’s manager, Greg Kalikas, said via text that the injury was “not serious, just bad timing.” Kalikas added that Miocic plans to fight before the end of the year.
Miocic is 4-1 in his last five bouts and is coming off a win over Mark Hunt via fifth-round knockout at UFC Fight Night 65.
The UFC is currently seeking a replacement fighter for Miocic.
Rothwell tweeted out the following about the news:
— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) October 13, 2015
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier will go to war in the main event. This event will feature a four-bout main card while the preliminary card features eight bouts. The prelims will begin at 12:45 p.m. while the main card will begin at 4 p.m. ET.
UFC Fight Night 76 takes place on October 24, 2015, at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The entire event will air on UFC Fight Pass.
Down below is the current card for this event:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Ben Rothwell vs. TBA
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 12:45 p.m.)
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray
Jon Delos Reyes vs. Neil Seery
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford
Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan